BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Shaw University's junior Amir Hinton of the men's basketball team was named to the 2018-19 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Atlantic Region Men's Basketball Team announced on Mar. 15.
Hinton earned First Team honors after leading the nation in scoring, posting 29.4 points per game during 2018-19 season where he also captured the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player of the Year award while making First-Team All-CIAA, All-Tournament Team and leading the Bears (17-13) to its third consecutive division title and runner-up finish in the conference championship. Additionally, Hinton led the nation in free throws made (321) and ranked second in DII for total points scored (853).
Sports Information Directors from NCAA Division II Atlantic Region schools and conferences selected the two all-region teams. The process concludes with All-American selections announced later in the month. The Atlantic Region consists of schools from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the Mountain East Conference (MEC) and the PSAC, along with independents Bluefield State and Salem.
The 2018-19 D2CCA All-Atlantic Region Men's Basketball Team featured five players from the PSAC, four players from the MEC and one player from the CIAA.
The team is sponsored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
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