On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC announced that Pitt wing/forward Blake Hinson earned ACC Co-Player of the Week along with Miami’s Isaiah Wong.
In Pitt’s game against Syracuse last week, Hinson scored a game-high 25 points, hitting nine of his 19 field-goal attempts. He also grabbed 13 rebounds, tying his career high in boards. The Deltona, Florida native has been a tremendous addition to this new-look Panthers team, and has now won his first award of the season.
Hinson is leading the team in points and rebounds per game, averaging 17.2 and 7.4, respectively. He is shooting 50% from the field on the year, as well as 35% from three-point range.
Hinson has accomplished all of this after sitting out the past two seasons from college basketball. He committed to Pitt out of the transfer portal in April 2022, and has since been arguably the most productive player on the team.