#34 - David Hinton
Position: Forward
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Previous School: R.J. Reynolds
Height: 6-9
Weight: 235

DAVID HINTON - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2009-10
9-0 3.0
1-6
.167
0-0
.000
0-2
.000
1-5-6
0.7
1-0
1
3
0
0
2-0.2
2010-11
19-0 3.5 5-8 .625 0-0 .000 2-8 .250 0-3-3 0.2 8-0 1 2 3 2 12-0.6
Totals
28-0
3.4
6-14
.429
0-0
.000
2-10
.200
1-8-9
0.3
9-0
2
5
3
2
14-0.5

 

QUICK HITS: 

· Earned a walk-on spot under Head Coach Anthony Grant (2008-09) and has provided solid depth in VCU's frontcourt for the past three seasons

· Offered financial aid and scholarships to play at Division II or III, but earned his way onto the Rams with his hard work and unselfishness

· Huge performer in the weight room this summer, registering as one of the strongest players in several exercises and making significant strides as far as his strength and size

· Has put on 30 pounds of muscle since arriving at VCU as a 205-pound freshman in 2008

Getting to Know David
Son of David and Natalie Hinton
Majoring in Business
Born on September 28, 1990
After basketball, Hinton hopes to one day become a product manager of Nike. He owns over 300 pairs of shoes.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11):

· Played in 19 games for the Black & Gold, scoring a career-high five field goals and 12 points on the season

· Huge part of VCU's 89-85 win over perennial power UCLA at Madison Square Garden with four points and a blocked shot. A victory that played a huge role in securing the Black & Gold's NCAA Tournament berth later in March.

David's Career Highs
Points: 4
vs. UCLA (11/26/10)
Rebounds: 2 (two times)
vs. Towson (1/27/10)
Assists: 1 (two times)
vs. Drexel (1/5/11)
Field Goals Made: 2
vs. UCLA (11/26/10)
Three-Point FG Made:
None
Free Throws Made: 1 (two times)
last time: vs. Mason (2/15/11)
Free Throws Attempted: 2 (four times)
last time: vs. Hofstra (1/27/11)
Steals: 1 (two times)
last time: at Wake Forest (11/16/10)
Blocked Shots: 2
at Towson (1/24/11)
Minutes: 15
at Towson (1/24/11)

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10):

· Saw action in nine games last year, but was hampered by an ankle injury that kept him out of duty for six games

·
Tallied at least one rebound in each of his first four appearances of the 2009-10 campaign

· Registered his first career points on a lay-up late in a home win over UNC Wilmington on Jan. 2nd

PRIOR TO VCU:

· Starring for four years at R.J. Reynolds High School, Hinton helped lead the Demons to a pair of 4A West Sectional runner-up finishes.

· Hinton was a starter and important factor in the Demons’ run to the Central Piedmont Conference regular-season and tournament championships during his junior campaign.

Coach Smart on Hinton:
"David is a very, very unselfish and team oriented player. He's just the type of guy you would want to be around even if it had nothing to do with the basketball team."


· After leading the Demons in rebounding and blocked shots, Hinton earned All-Central Piedmont Conference accolades as a senior. He helped R.J. Reynolds to 19-9 record that season.

· Hinton’s leadership skills were recognized by R.J. Reynolds Head Coach Billy Martin, who named him team captain prior to his senior campaign.

· Along with playing for the Demons, Hinton spent time with the Kappa Magic AAU squad near his Winston-Salem, N.C. hometown.



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