Shaw’s Amir Hinton declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Shaw University- an HBCU in Division II’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) -has Amir Hinton, one of the best players you’ve never heard of. The 6-foot-5 two guard from Philadelphia has been lighting up the CIAA to the tune of 29.4 ppg on an efficient 48.8 percent from the floor. Not just a scorer he also averages 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contents. He led Shaw to the Finals of the CIAA conference tournament but they would come up short, losing 77-66 to Virginia State University. Hinton, the CIAA…

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Shaw gets into CIAA Championship game by defeating Virginia Union

From theciaa.com John Westbrook contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, NC (March 1, 2019) – Alex Owens 22-point,15-rebound performance helped propel Shaw University past the Virginia Union Panthers, 70-58 in the 2019 CIAA semifinals Friday evening in Spectrum Arena.   With the victory, #1 seed (CIAA South) Shaw advances to the championship for the first time since 2011 and will face #1 seed (CIAA North) Virginia State University Saturday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. here in Spectrum Center.   SU ignited a quick 14-6 run going into the first media timeout of the…

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Second half surge pushed Shaw past Saint Augustine’s and into CIAA semis

From theciaa.com : Jolisa Williams contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 28, 2019 – For the first time in three seasons, the Shaw University men’s basketball team was able to capture a victory at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball Tournament and move on to the semifinals as the Bears rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to defeat rival Saint Augustine’s University in the quarterfinal round at the Bojangles Coliseum Wednesday night. The tournament victory is the first for head coach Joel Hopkins since he returned…

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Shaw locks up division title with 84-72 win over Johnson C. Smith

by Bears Sports Information Department RALEIGH, N.C.  – For the third consecutive year under the leadership of head coach Joel Hopkins, the Shaw University men’s basketball team is the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division Champions after claiming an 84-72 victory against Johnson C. Smith University in its regular season finale Saturday afternoon inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.  The Bears celebrated one senior, Philip Garner (Atlanta, GA) prior to tipoff for Senior Day. The victory gives Shaw (15-12, 10-8 CIAA, 9-3 South) the No. 1 seed in the South during…

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Shaw edges Fayetteville State 65-62

From shawbears.com: FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Junior DaVaughn Kelsie‘s (Richmond, VA) offensive spark down the stretch sealed the deal as the Shaw University men’s basketball team defeated Fayetteville State University, 65-62 in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division contest Wednesday night inside Felton J. Capel Arena. Kelsie scored seven points in the last 7:05 including a 3-pointer with 2:51 left to give Shaw some cushion before key free-throws from junior Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA) and junior Derrick Randolph (Chicago, IL) provided the Bears with a 65-59 lead. On the ensuing possession, Denzell Hosch hit a 3-pointer…

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Three point shooting key in SAU’s 76-74 victory over Shaw

From SAU’s Office of Sports Information: RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 26) – Shaw University saw why Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) is the best three-point shooting team in the CIAA. The Falcons rained threes on their crosstown rivals in a 76-74 Southern Division men’s basketball victory inside packed Spaulding Gymnasium on Saturday. SAU was sizzling behind the arc, making a season-high 12 of 21 three-pointers for an astounding 57.1 percent. What’s more amazing is the Falcons have actually shot better from three-point land in three other games this season. The Bears couldn’t tell,…

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Chowan defeats Shaw 88-73

by Hawks Sports Information Department MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Men’s Basketball team held the nation’s leading scorer to a season low as the balanced attack by the Hawks led to an 88-73 victory over Shaw in CIAA action on Thursday evening. THE BASICS FINAL | Chowan 88, Shaw 73 RECORDS | Chowan 9-1 (3-0), Shaw 5-6 (1-2) LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Helms Center) INSIDE THE BOXSCORE The Hawks produced a season-high six players in double-figures.  Demetrius Sanders led the balanced attack with 19 points.  Timothy Bing scored 17 points with five assists,…

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