Amir Hinton put his name on the map during his junior season at Shaw where he averaged 29.4 points per game. After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, he signed with the New York Knicks. Hinton was with the team from Summer League through the preseason and was waived before the start of the NBA regular season. The Shaw product joined the Westchester Knicks as an affiliate player.
Hinton came out of the game with a strong performance against the Lakeland Magic where he recorded 24 points, five rebounds, two steals, and shot 50 percent from the field. The rookie guard kept his production rolling where he totaled 17 points against the Greensboro Swarm and 16 points against the Oklahoma City Blue in the following two games. He averaged 5.6 rebounds and shot 41.6 percent from the floor (20/48) in his first three games.
Hinton gave Westchester good minutes in his rookie season where he was able to contribute offensively and could hit the midrange shot. He showed he could get to the rim and showed he could score in transition. His most efficient shooting game (minimum 10 attempts) came on December 7 where he shot 6-of-10 from the field against the Erie BayHawks.
The rookie guard showed he could force turnovers and turn it into offense. Early in the season, Hinton got the steal and then pushed it to Lamar Peters, who drained a three-pointer. Later in the season, he pulled it away from Armoni Brooks then finished with the windmill dunk. The rookie guard also displayed his hustle where he dove for the ball to create a possession for the team.
Notable 2019-20 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)
7.6 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.0 SPG, 39.5 FG% in 36 games
Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)
Nov. 11 vs Lakeland Magic: 24 points
Nov. 16 vs Oklahoma City Blue: 9 rebounds
Nov. 29 vs Delaware Blue Coats and Jan. 18 vs Salt Lake City Stars: 4 assists
Dec. 4 vs Santa Cruz Warriors: 4 steals
From Division II To G League: Amir Hinton Is Creating His Path To NBA With Westchester Knicks