Amir Hinton named to NCAA DII First Team All-American and Bulletin Player of the Year


RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University junior Amir Hinton was selected to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II First Team All-American Team, announced Wednesday. In addition, the Philadelphia, PA native was recently named the 2019 Division II Bulletin Player of the Year.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) standout who declared for the NBA draft last month posted the nation’s highest scoring average (29.4 ppg) while leading DII in free throws made (321) and ranking second in total points (853). He also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting .894 from the free throw line. Five times this season, he scored 40 or more points in a game including a season high 52 points at Tampa (Dec. 19, 2018).

In late March, Hinton also earned National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First-Team All-American, First Team All-Atlantic Region DII Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), First Team All-CIAA, All-Tournament Team, 2019 CIAA Player of the Year, BOXTOROW Player of the Year and was recently named First Team All-American by the Basketball Times.

The 6-5 guard guided the Bears to a runner-up finish in the 2019 CIAA Men’s Basketball championship game and third consecutive division title where he was named the 2019 CIAA Player of the Year and All-Tournament Team recipient. 

Over the course of three seasons as a collegiate DII player, Hinton has scored over 2,000 career points.

Division II Bulletin has named a Player of the Year every year since the 1991-92 season. Hinton is the only Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) represented on the 2019 DII Bulletin All-American Team.

First Team

Jacobo Diaz, Indiana (Pa.)                              

Tim Guers, Saint Anselm (N.H.)                     

Amir Hinton, Shaw (N.C.)                               

Will Vorhees, Notre Dame (O.)                      

Joey Witthus, Northwest Missouri State      

Second Team

Tommy Bolte, Concord (W. Va.)                   

Gage Davis, St. Cloud (Minn.)                       

Adam Eberhard, Bellarmine (Ky.)                

Kendale McCullum, Lewis (Ill.)                      

Marquill Smith, West Georgia                       

Third Team

Dalton Bolon, West Liberty (W. Va.)              

Beau Justice, Valdosta State (Ga.)                  

Jonathan Lawton, Florida Southern                .

Matt Mathews, Nova Southeastern (Fla.)        

Ryan Quaid, West Texas A&M                        

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