Shaw’s Amir Hinton named to NABC Coaches’ All-American Team

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 26, 2019) — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America team. Just one day after being named to their All-Atlantic Region team, Shaw University junior Amir Hinton was one of 16 players to be named to the 2019 All-American team. 

Hinton, a 6-5 guard, led the nation in scoring at 29.4 points per game during 2018-19 season when he was named the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player of the Year. The All-CIAA selection was also named to the All-Tournament Team after leading Shaw (17-13) to a runner-up finish in the conference championship, which followed the Bears winning its third consecutive division title during the regular season. Additionally, the Philadelphia, PA native led the nation in free throws made (321) and ranked second in DII for total points scored (853). He was also among the CIAA leaders in assists and steals per game. 

Hinton recently made headlines by declaring early for NBA, which is uncommon for a player from Division II. He is currently ranked no. 68 in the top 100 NBA Draft prospects by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division II, these student-athletes represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in NCAA Division II.   


Gage Davis, St. Cloud State, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Bolingbrook, Ill.
Jacobo Diaz, IUP, 6-9, Senior, Forward, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Adam Eberhard, Bellarmine, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Evansville, Ind.
Tim Guers, Saint Anselm, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Langhorne, Pa.
Chris Hansen, UCSD, 6-7, Junior, C, Lafayette, Calif.
Amir Hinton, Shaw, 6-5, Junior, Guard, Philadelphia, Pa.
Daulton Hommes, Point Loma Nazarene, 6-8, Junior, Guard, Lynden, Wash.
Johnathan Lawton, Florida Southern, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Williamstown, N.J.
Kendale McCullum, Lewis, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Elgin, Ill.
Brandon Parker, Francis Marion, 6-3, Senior, Forward, Sumter, S.C.
 Ryan Quaid, West Texas A&M, 6-6, Senior, Guard, Fort Collins, Col.
Ryan Richmond, Bentley, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Marquill Smith, West Georgia, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Ben Sonnefeld, Colorado School of Mines, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Katy, Texas
Shaun Willett, Queens, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Palm Bay, Fla.
Joey Witthus, Northwest Missouri State, 6-7, Senior, Guard, Chanhassen, Minn.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.  All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes.  The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.  Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at

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