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Byron Dinkins

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Byron Dinkins
Personal information
Born (1967-06-15) June 15, 1967 (age 53)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Mecklenburg
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
CollegeCharlotte (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–2005
PositionPoint guard
Number9, 4, 5
Career history
1989–1990Houston Rockets
1990San Antonio Spurs
1990–1991Rapid City Thrillers
1991Indiana Pacers
1991–1992Columbus Horizon
1992–1993Brandt Hagen
1993–1995Rapid City Thrillers
1995–1996Panionios
1996–1997Panathinaikos
1998–2000Iraklis
2000–2002Peristeri
2002–2003Apollon Limassol
2004–2005Carolina Thunder
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Byron Stewart Dinkins (born June 15, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played two seasons in the NBA, from 1989 to 1991. He played college basketball for UNC Charlotte. After his stint in the NBA Dinkins pursued a professional career in Greece.

College career

After graduating East Mecklenburg Dinkins was recruited by UNC Charlotte.[1] He stayed with the 49ers for four seasons averaging 15.5 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 4.8 assists per game and 1.2 steals per game in 107 games.[2][3][4][5] Dinkins achieved career-high in scoring during his junior season averaging 21.4 points per game.[4] Dinkins led his school to winning the Sun Belt Tournament and earned himself the honors of Sun Belt Player of the Year.[6] He was also named in the All-Sun Belt first team in his junior and senior seasons.[6]

Professional career

NBA

A 6'1" (1.86 m) guard born in Charlotte, North Carolina and from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dinkins played for the Houston Rockets during the 1989–90 NBA season and split time with the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers during the 1990–91 season. In his NBA career, Dinkins played in 45 games and scored a total of 151 points.

Greece

Although Dinkins never played for an NBA team after 1991, he did have a prosperous basketball career playing professionally in the Greek League for Peristeri Athens, Panionios Athens, Panathinaikos Athens (1996–1997), and Iraklis Thessaloniki.[7] In the 1996–97 season he played with Panathinaikos and in September 1996, he helped them win the FIBA Intercontinental Cup.[8] He led the Greek League in assists per game in 1996 and 2000.[9]

Personal life

After his basketball playing career ended, Dinkins returned to his birthplace of Charlotte, North Carolina. He now serves as the head coach of the Carmel Christian School varsity boys basketball team, and the middle school's gym teacher.

Basketball player K. C. Rivers is his nephew.

References

  1. ^ "Demery is Top Class!". Northside Christian Academy. Retrieved April 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Final 1986 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Final 1987 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Final 1988 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Final 1989 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "2012-13 Charlotte 49ers men's basketball guide". 49ers Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-06-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2008-06-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Ο Γκάλης και οι άλλοι (Galis and the others)" (in Greek). Sport24.gr. October 9, 2006. Archived from the original on August 11, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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