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Pitt’s Blake Hinson Signs Two-Year Contract with Los Angeles Lakers

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Former Pitt sharpshooter Blake Hinson officially signed a two-year contract with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, per numerous reports.

Former Pitt sharpshooter Blake Hinson officially signed a two-year contract with the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, per numerous reports.

 

Hinson signed a two-way contract, allowing him to be on the big-league Lakers roster as well as their G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers. Last year, two-way players made just under $600,000 each, per NBA.com.

Hinson — a 6-foot-8 forward from Deltona, Fla. — is coming off a final season in Pittsburgh in which he averaged 18.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, shooting 45.4% from the field, 42.1% from beyond the arc (on 261 attempts) and 66.9% from the free throw line. He hit the 20-point mark 14 times last season — erupting for a career-high 41 points in a win against Louisville.

He earned first-team All-ACC honors following his final season in Pittsburgh, setting numerous program records, including three points in a season (110) and three pointers in a game (nine, against West Virginia in December).

In two seasons as a Panther, Hinson averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and one assist per game on 44/40/67 shooting splits — showing a knack for hitting deep or contested three-point attempts.

Hinson will compete for the Lakers’ NBA Summer League squad coming soon. The team’s summer league schedule is listed below.

LAKERS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

*Italics = nationally televised.

July 6, 4:30 p.m. est. — LA Vs. Sacramento

July 7, 6:30 p.m. est. — LA Vs. Golden State

July 10, 7 p.m. est. — LA Vs. Miami

July 12, 7:30 p.m. est. — LA Vs. Houston on ESPN

July 15, 10:30 p.m. est. — LA Vs. Boston on NBATV

July 17, 9:30 p.m. est. — LA Vs. Atlanta on ESPN

July 18, 9 p.m. est. — LA Vs. Cleveland on ESPN

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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James
James
15 days ago

Two way contract, not two year

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