Chicago Bulls 2019 Draft Profile: Shaw G Amir Hinton

Chicago Bulls Amir Hinton (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
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(Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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What Amir Hinton did as a sophomore

As a redshirt sophomore, he scored 23.4 per game, made First-Team All-Conference again, and scored a phenomenal 1,227 points in two seasons, ranking in the top ten in Division II both seasons.

After all that personal success with Lock Haven, Hinton transferred to Shaw, where he took his offensive game to another level.

A large part in Hinton transferring to Shaw was Head Coach Joel Hopkins. Hopkins coached NBA talent including players like Tracy McGrady, Amar’e Stoudemire, Marquis Daniels, Jarrett Jack and the last draft pick from Shaw, Ronald “Flip” Murray.

At Shaw, Hinton led the nation with 29.4 points per game, second in total points (853), led all of DII in free throws made (321), and earned CIAA Player of the Year and NCAA DII First Team All-America Honors.

If those numbers and honors don’t do him justice, here’s one that will really put his offensive talents into perspective.

He scored double-digits in every single college game he’s ever played. Three-straight seasons, 83-straight games, two different teams, and two different coaches.

It doesn’t matter the surroundings; the man can score. His career-low was 11 points in the second-to-last game of his college career.

Hinton scored 30 or more 19 times in his three-year career, topped 40 points seven times, and notched 52 as a career-high in his only 50-point effort.

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