1 - Marcus Hinton
Marcus Hinton
Born: 03/12/1986
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Wilson HS '04
College: Centralia CC, Wash.
Position: G
Experience: 1L
2006-07: Hinton was named as the team's most improved player as he averaged 13.4 minutes per game in 25 games (including nine as a starter), but he certainly saved his best for last. He made all six of his three-point attempts in EWU's second-to-last game against Idaho State (2/22/07), including the winning trey with 2.6 seconds to play in the 82-79 Eagle win. His 6-of-6 performance broke the previous school record for single game percentage set by Greg Gaulding with a 5-of-5 performance in 1987 against Gonzaga. Hinton finished with a game-high 24 points after entering the game averaging just 5.1 points per game on the season. He was just 7-of-17 from three-point range entering the game, but made all six of his treys against Idaho State's zone defense to finish 9-of-11 overall from the field. In Eastern's next game -- an 80-72 win over Sacramento State -- he scored all seven points in a 7-0 EWU run in the second half to give Eastern the lead for good. He added one more three-pointer and nine total points against the Hornets, making him 14-of-25 from the three-point stripe for the season. For the weekend, he made 12-of-17 shots (7-of-8 three-pointers) for 33 points in just 37 minutes of action in the pair of EWU victories. Hinton's previous season high for points before the ISU game was 15 against The Evergreen State College (11/21/06). Junior College: Hinton finished his sophomore season with averages of 22.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while making 57 percent of his shots from the field, 34 percent from the three-point line and 74 percent from the free throw stripe. He scored 48 points at Clark on Feb. 22, 2006, to set a NWAACC Western Region single game scoring record. He earned first team All-NWAACC Western Region honors twice, including as a freshman when he averaged 20.6 points per game. He also earned NWAACC All-Tournament honors in 2006 after leading Centralia to a fifth-place finish - its highest finish since placing third in 1994 - and a final record of 29-4. He scored 17 points in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges All-Star game on March 19. His West squad beat the South 102-94. He was coached at Centralia by Dave Klovdahl. High School: Graduated from Wilson High School in 2004. At Wilson, Hinton was a first team All-Narrows League Bay Division selection twice. As a senior in 2004 he was selected as the league's MVP. Personal: Born March 12, 1986, in Tacoma, Wash. Business administration major. Son of Ed Hinton and Jackie Ward. He has two brothers (Amar, 15; Elijah, 9) and four sisters (Alex, 22; Maya, 16; Alia, 13; Alima, 12). Nickname is "M-H."
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