Nate Hinton to remain in the NBA Draft and turn pro

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Houston Cougars’ Sophomore guard Nate Hinton announced his decision to forgo his remaining two years of college eligibility, and plan to keep his name in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. Hinton made his announced public in a Twitter post on Monday. Hinton, a 6-foot-5 junior, will be represented by Tallen Todorovich of Tallent Agency based in New York.

In April, Hinton made his decision to declare for the NBA Draft while maintaining his remaining two years of college eligibility. His announcement came two weeks before his fellow teammate, DeJon Jarreau, entered his name in the draft.

Since taking over the program during the spring of 2014, Cougars’ head coach has helped several players reach the pro-level of professional basketball. Most recently, former UH stars Galen Robinson Jr (Austin Spurs) and Armoni Brooks (College Park Skyhawks), who are currently playing professionally in the NBA G League.

While the Cougars finished the 2019-20 season with their second consecutive American Athletic Conference regular-season title, Hinton had the best campaign of his collegiate career. He started all 31 games played and averaged a career-best 10.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. With eight double-doubles on the year, the 6’4 sophomore guard received second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors and first-team NABC All-District 24 recognition — as Houston finished the season with a 23-8 (13-5) record.

(Photo Credit: UH Athletics)

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