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Former Pitt Star Blake Hinson Cools Down in Second, Third NBA Summer League Games

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After a strong 5 for 7 start from three-point range in his NBA Summer League debut last week, former Pitt star Blake Hinson has cooled down from downtown over his most recent two games.

On Wednesday night, in the Los Angeles Lakers’ third Summer League game of the week, Hinson went just 1 for 8 from the field, with all attempts coming from beyond the three-point arch for the second-straight game. He hit both of his free-throw tries and finished with eight points. Aside from scoring, Hinson impacted the game with two rebounds and two assists. He committed four fouls.

The game prior, Hinson went 2 for 10 from the field in 27 minutes of action. He made 2 of his four free-throw tries in that loss to the Warriors, and also grabbed five rebounds and two steals. Hinson committed seven fouls in the loss, and finished with eight points.

Hinson still has the attention of the Lakers’ fan base, though, due to his explosive first-game performance. In that game, he finished with 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and one steal. He went 5 for 7 from three-point range and 5 for 8 overall from the field.

WATCH: Former Pitt Star Blake Hinson Catches Fire in First NBA Game

Shortly after his first game, Hinson received plenty of positive attention from not only Laker fans but also Pitt fans and basketball fans from all over. Check out the online reaction here.

Twitter Reaction: Lakers’ Fanbase Goes Wild Over Blake Hinson’s Performance

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).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
7 days ago

lol. I can just imagine the fanboy pearl clutching.

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