Kyle Hines earns AP All-America Honorable Mention
GREEENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro’s Kyle Hines has been named Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention for his outstanding play this season.
Fifteen players are named to the first, second and third team All-America squads, while 50 more are given Honorable Mention honors. Hines is the first player in school history to earn an AP honor.
Earlier this season, Hines was also named to Mid-Major All-American squads by College Insider.com and CollegeHoopsNet.com and CNN-SI’s All-Midmajor second team. Hines was also the Southern Conference Player of the Year this season, a United States Basketball Writers Association All-District selection and an NABC All-District second-team selection.
A 6-6 junior from Sicklerville, NJ, Hines is one of five players nationally to be averaging 20 points and nine rebounds per game. He finished the season averaging 20.9 ppg and 9.0 rpg, ranking him second in the league in scoring and first in rebounding. Hines narrowly missed becoming the first player to lead the Southern Conference in both scoring and rebounding since Aron Stewart of Richmond in the 1972-73 season. Hines’ 20.9 ppg was also the first time a Spartan averaged better than 20 points per game since Marvin Dawson did it in 1990-91.
Hines led the Southern Conference in scoring for the first 100 days this season and currently has a streak of 50 consecutive games scoring 10 or more points going back to December 2005. That streak is the fifth-longest streak in the nation, trailing Trey Johnson of Jackson State (67), Caleb Green of Oral Roberts (62), Nick Fazekas of Nevada (62) and Brandon Heath of San Diego State (58). As the only underclassman amongst the five, Hines will begin next season with the longest active streak.
Hines, who also led the league in blocked shots, had 33 points in UNCG’s Southern Conference Tournament quarterfinal loss to Furman. It was his fifth 30-point game this season. No Spartan had ever had more than three 30-point games in a season. He also had a 38-point game to open the season at Marshall, the most by a Spartan since 1986. He scored 20 or more points 13 times this season and has now recorded 31 games of 20-plus points in his career.
In addition, Hines’ finished the season with 605 points for the season, breaking his own Division I era single-season record set last year. Robert Bryant’s 657 points in 1985-86 is the school’s all-time standard. Hines is also the first player in school history to record 500 points in two seasons, consecutive or otherwise.
This season, Hines wound up ranked in the top 10 on several UNCG single-season lists. He was in the Top 10 in points (second), field goals (fourth), field goal attempts (third), free throws (second), free throw attempts (first), rebounds (fourth) and blocks (fourth). He also had 10 double-doubles this season to give him 31 for his career, also a UNCG record.
The only active player in Division I with career totals exceeding 1000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 blocks and 100 steals, Hines currently sits second on the UNCG career scoring list with 1,591 points in 89 career games. Hines has scored in double figures in 82 of those 89 games and has led the Spartans in scoring 46 of his 89 career contests.
AP All-America Selections
Statistics through March 11
Kevin Durant, Texas, 6-9, 225, freshman, Suitland, Md., 25.6 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 42.1 3-pt fg pct, 81.0 ft pct, 1.9 steals, 1.9 blocks (72 first-place votes, 360 points); Alando Tucker, Wisconsin, 6-6, 205, senior, Lockport, Ill., 19.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 apg (64, 344); Acie Law IV, Texas A&M, 6-3, 195, senior, Dallas, 17.9 ppg, 5.3 apg, 51.3 fg pct, 44.9 3-pt fg pct (59, 320); Arron Afflalo, UCLA, 6-5, 215, junior, Compton, Calif., 16.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.9 apg (52, 304); Greg Oden, Ohio State, 7-0, 280, freshman, Indianapolis, 15.5 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 61.4 fg pct, 3.5 blocks (34, 263)
Nick Fazekas, Nevada, 6-11, 240, senior, Arvada, Colo., 20.5 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 58.1 fg pct, 45.8 3-pt fg pct, 84.7 ft pct (33, 252); Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 6-9, 245, sophomore, Poplar Bluff, Mo., 18.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 52.5 fg pct (20, 213); Chris Lofton, Tennessee, 6-2, 200, junior, Maysville, Ky., 20.6 ppg, 41.7 3-pt fg pct, 80.1 ft pct (5, 174); Jared Dudley, Boston College, 6-7, 225, senior, San Diego, 19.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 56.2 fg pct, 45.8 3-pt fg pct, 38.6 minutes (3, 140); Joakim Noah, Florida, 6-11, 230, junior, New York, 12.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 61.0 fg pct, 1.8 blocks (3, 100)
Jeff Green, Georgetown, 6-9, 235, junior, Hyattsville, Md., 14.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.3 apg (1, 99); Al Horford, Florida, 6-10, 245, junior, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 13.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 60.8 fg pct, 1.9 blocks (2, 88); Aaron Brooks, Oregon, 6-0, 160, senior, Seattle, 17.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.4 apg, 40.7 3-pt fg pct, 82.9 ft pct (2, 83); Al Thornton, Florida State, 6-8, 220, senior, Perry, Ga., 20.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 52.8 fg pct, 44.7 3-pt fg pct, 81.7 ft pct (3, 61); Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh, 7-0, 270, senior, Emmaus, Pa., 14.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 56.3 fg pct, 1.7 blocks, (2, 53)
Morris Almond, Rice; D.J. Augustin, Texas; Jahsha Bluntt, Delaware State; Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State; Corey Brewer, Florida; Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt; Jaycee Carroll, Utah State; Darren Collison, UCLA; Mike Conley Jr., Ohio State; Chris Daniels, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Glen Davis, LSU; Sean Denison, Santa Clara; Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis; Zabian Dowdell, Virginia Tech; A.J. Graves, Butler; Caleb Green, Oral Roberts; Taurean Green, Florida; Adam Haluska, Iowa; Roy Hibbert, Georgetown; Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro; Ibrahim Jaaber, Pennsylvania; Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech; Dominic James, Marquette; Trey Johnson, Jackson State; Jared Jordan, Marist; Stephane Lasme, Massachusetts; Bo McCalebb, New Orleans; Javier Mojica, Central Connecticut State; Drew Neitzel, Michigan State; Demetris Nichols, Syracuse; Aaron Nixon, Long Beach State; David Patten, Weber State; Courtney Pigram, East Tennessee State; Derek Raivio, Gonzaga; Drake Reed, Austin Peay; Arizona Reid, High Point; Brandon Rush, Kansas; Keith Simmons, Holy Cross; Sean Singletary, Virginia; Loren Stokes, Hofstra; Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington; Curtis Sumpter, Villanova; Jamaal Tatum, Southern Illinois; Romeo Travis, Akron; Jamar Wilson, Albany, N.Y.; DaShaun Wood, Wright State; Julian Wright, Kansas; Keena Young, BYU.
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