KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Shaw University's junior Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA) of the men's basketball team was named to the 2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Coaches' Division II All-America Team announced Tuesday afternoon.
Hinton is the only player from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference voted and selected 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.
Recently, Hinton was named First Team All-Atlantic Region Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA). Hed led 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).
Hinton officially declared for the NBA draft with ESPN's Johnathan Givony on Mar. 7.
2019 NABC COACHES' DIVISION II ALL-AMERICA TEAM
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.
Ryan Richmond, Bentley, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Toronto, Ont., Canada
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.
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 Forrest "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 www.nabc.org.
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