#34 - David Hinton
Position: Forward
Year: Redshirt Senior
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
2011-12 22-0 2.8 2-5 .400 0-0 .000 1-3 .333 1-6-7 0.3 11-0 0 1 1 1 5-0.2
Totals
50-0
3.1
8-19
.421
0-0
.000
3-13
.231
2-14-16
0.3
20-0
2
6
4
3
19-0.4

 QUICK HITS:

· Walk-on who adds valuable strength down low for the Rams
· Around the VCU weight room, he is recognized as the hardest worker and strongest
· Graduated in May with a degree in Homeland Security and is currently working on his master’s degree in VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership

AS A JUNIOR (2011-12):

The Basics:
· Played in 22 games for the Rams in 2011-12.
· He finished the season with five points and seven rebounds in 61 minutes of action.

Highlights:
· Played critical minutes in VCU’s NCAA Tournament win over Wichita State, drawing several charges and changing momentum in the first half
· Tied his career high with four points on 2-of-3 shooting, against Towson on Dec. 8. He also played a season-high eight minutes against the Tigers.
· Grabbed a career high two rebounds against George Mason on Feb. 25.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11):

The Basics:
· Hinton saw action in 19 games for VCU.
· He notched a career-high five field goals and 12 points on the season.

Highlights:
· Was a huge part of VCU’s 89-85 win over perennial power UCLA at Madison Square Garden with four points and a blocked shot. The victory played a  significant role in securing the Black and Gold’s NCAA Tournament berth in March.
· Registered a career-high 15 minutes against Towson.
· Scored three points against George Mason after completing a three-point play.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10):

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."

The Basics:
· Played in nine games, but was hampered by an ankle injury that kept him out of action for six games.

Highlights:
· Tallied at least one rebound in each of his first four appearances of the 2009-10 campaign.
· Scored his first career points on a lay-up late in a home win over UNC Wilmington on Jan. 2.

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.

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.
· 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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