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RALEIGH, N.C. – To go along with many other accolades this season, Shaw University's Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA) was named the 2019 BOXTOROW Player of the Year announced Sunday (Mar. 31) as BOXTOROW released its 11th annual Division II All-America teams with Hinton being at the forefront.

Hinton earned the 2019 BOXTOROW Player of the Year award after playing in his first season as a Shaw Bear where he led the NCAA DII in scoring averaging 29.4 points per game. 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). Early in March, Hinton declared himself eligible for the upcoming NBA Draft.

Additionally, Hinton was a recipient of the 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 and the 2019 CIAA Player of the Year.

First Team All-Americans
Pat Johnson-Agwu, West Virginia State (F, Sr., Bowie, Md.)
Omar Alston, Morehouse (F/G, Sr., Waldorf, Md.)
Kendarius Ash, Lane (F, Sr., Decatur, Ga.)
Ditalion Battle, Kentucky State (G, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio)
Tyre Gathright, Saint Augustine's (G, Sr., Wilmington, N.C.)

Amir Hinton, Shaw (G, Jr., Philadelphia,  Pa.)
Jahmere Howze, Virginia State (F, Sr., Cleveland, Ohio)
Terrell Leach, Virginia Union (G, Jr., High Point, N.C.)
Roger Ray, Livingstone (G, Jr., Raleigh, N.C.)
Roddric Ross, Johnson C. Smith (F, Sr., Forest City, N.C.)

Second Team All-Americans
Devin Booker, Lemoyne-Owen (G, Fr., Chicago, Ill.)
Cameron Campbell, Lincoln (Pa.) (G, Jr., Fayetteville, N.C.)
Robert Colon, Winston-Salem State (G, Jr., Jacksonville, N.C.)
William Crandell, Winston-Salem State (F, Sr., Bethel, N.C.)
Devonte Fuller, Miles (G, Sr., Hickory, N.C.)
Shelvick Henry, Clark Atlanta (G, Sr., Wabasso, Fla.)
Will Jenkins, Virginia Union (F, Jr., Baltimore, Md.)

BOXTOROW has administered the All-America teams since 2009.

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