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Pitt F Blake Hinson Named to USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy/All-America Watch List

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Pitt forward Blake Hinson

Pitt basketball senior forward Blake Hinson continues to play at an elite level, leading to more national recognition and a spot on two more watch lists on Tuesday.

Hinson made it onto the USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy and All-America Watch List. The Oscar Robertson Trophy recognizes the basketball player the USBWA decides is the most outstanding college player in the country. Players that have won the award include J.J. Reddick (2005-06) and Zion Williams (2018-19) of Duke, Anthony Davis (2011-12) of Kentucky, Blake Griffin (2008-09) of Oklahoma and many others.

After transferring to Pitt last season, where he earned Second Team All-ACC honors, Hinson has continued to improve upon his game in 2023-24.

He leads the ACC with 95 3-pointers, ranks No. 5 shooting 42.2% from behind the arc and is second scoring 18.9 points per game. Hinson has also scored in double-digits in 24 of 27 games this season, including scoring 20 or more points 12 times. He also ranks tied for No. 13 in conference play shooting 44.0% from the field and No. 1 making 3.5 3-pointers per game.

Hinson received USBWA Player of the Week honors for Feb. 20, for his play in wins against then ranked No. 21 Virginia on Feb. 13 on the road and Louisville at home on Feb. 17.

He shot 11-for-19 from the field and 5-for-11 from 3-point range, scoring 27 points in the win against Virginia, ending a Division I record home winning streak of 23.

Hinson then scored 41 points in an 86-59 blowout against Louisville, shooting 14-for-24 from the field and an astounding 9-for-13 from behind the arc, tying his own program record of nine 3-pointers in a game. The 41 points scored also tied Hinson for the third most in a game in Pitt program history, and was the first ACC player to scored 40 or more points in over five years.

The ACC has six players, along with Hinson on the USBWA Watch List. This includes North Carolina graduate student forward Armando Bacot and senior guard R.J. Davis, Duke sophomore Kyle Filipowski, Clemson senior center P.J. Hall and Wake Forest junior guard Hunter Sallis.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 month ago

lol……….he went MIA in a must win scenario.

Eric payne
Eric payne
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Why don’t you go missing in action???

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric payne

lol………..nah

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