|No. 4 – Olympiacos Piraeus|
|Power Forward / Center|
September 2, 1986 |
Sicklerville, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Timber Creek
(Erial, New Jersey)
|College||UNC Greensboro (2004–2008)|
|NBA Draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|League||Greek Basketball League
|2008–2010||Veroli Basket (Italy 2nd)|
|2010–2011||Brose Baskets (Germany)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kyle Tyrrell Hines (born September 2, 1986 in Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA) is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek Basketball League and the Euroleague. He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Spartans.
Born in Sicklerville, New Jersey to Deidre Ledgister and Reggie Hines, Kyle spent his childhood growing up in South Jersey outside of Philadelphia. Hines’ father, Reggie, was a part of several different NFL training camps. He also has two younger siblings, one brother and one sister. His brother, Tyler, is also a professional basketball player.
High school career 
Hines attended ninth grade at Camden Catholic High School, where he scraped his way onto the freshman team and transferred to Timber Creek Regional High School Chargers as a sophomore, playing on its basketball team from 2001-2004. Timber Creek first opened its doors after Hines' freshman year ended, but after his relocation to the new school he became a three-year varsity starter under coach Gary Saunders. After averaging 15.3 points per game his sophomore season, Kyle burst onto the scene during his junior campaign. He was voted a First Team All-South Jersey player after averaging 20.6 points, named MVP of the Philly USA All-Star Classic, and received a Top-20 All-Star status at Five Star Camp.
Hines repeated as a First Team All-South Jersey selection his senior year, and additionally garnered a Second Team All-State. He averaged 23.5 ppg and eventually became his high school’s all-time leading scorer, finishing his career with 1,562 points (his brother Tyler, coincidentally, is also a 1,000-point scorer at Timber Creek). Other accolades received during his senior season include:
- NJ Hoops First-Team All-Camden County
- NJ Hoops Awards (three):
- Named Best Rebounder and Top 20 All-Star at the summer Five Star Camp
- Rated one of the Top 15 seniors in the Delaware Valley
College career 
Despite a highly successful high school basketball career, Hines did not get many college scholarship offers, however the University of North Carolina Greensboro Spartans coach Fran McCaffery recruited the undersized Hines.
Freshman season 
Kyle Hines started all 30 games and posted 13.6 ppg, a team-leading 8.6 rpg, and shot a Southern Conference-leading 62.1% from the field (which also ranked seventh nationally). The first two games of Hines’ collegiate career were double-doubles, a precedent never done before at UNCG. Blocking shots became his specialty, as evidenced by the school record 106 rejections he amassed. This was also good for a 3.5 bpg average (ranking fourth nationally). In a game against Georgia Southern on February 8, 2005, he set a Fleming Gymnasium record when he grabbed 18 rebounds. Hines was selected the Southern Conference’s Player of the Month for January as well as the SoCon Freshman of the Year. At the season's conclusion, he was selected to the All-Conference Team (a remarkable feat for a freshman).
By the end of his first season, Hines had established several school records. His 259 rebounds and 175 field goals set new UNCG freshman records. The rebound total shattered the previous high of 152 and just 25 shy of the all-time record, and his field goal total was good for third all-time. He scored 408 points, which fell five short of the freshman record set by Jay Joseph.
Sophomore season 
The 2005-06 season began with a “new” coach at the helm, Mike Dement (it was his second tenure with UNCG after having previously coached the Spartans from 1991-95). Former coach McCaffery left to run the Siena men's basketball program. Despite the coaching change, Kyle continued to excel.
Starting 30 of UNCG’s 31 games (did not play the season-opener against UW-Green Bay), Hines led the team in scoring (19.3 ppg / 578 total), rebounding (8.2 rpg – also led conference / 247 total) and blocks (2.8 bpg / 84 total). His scoring average and point total were the most in the Spartans’ Division I-era history, and most ever by a sophomore. Kyle dropped in 239 field goals, also a school D-I record. Showing his versatility, he ranked in the SoCon’s Top 10 in steals (51; seventh) and minutes per game (34.0; fifth).
Hines recorded a school record 12 double-doubles during the ’05-’06 campaign. His most impressive single-game performance came on December 31 against the #1 team in the nation, Duke, when he scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds in the loss. Kyle drew praise from legendary Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski for his performance:
"Their veterans played great," said Krzyzewski. "(Ricky) Hickman and (Kyle) Hines both had great games. They had good shots and got the ball to the right people."
On December 3, Kyle set a school sophomore record when he pulled down 21 boards against the College of Charleston. For his excellent individual season, Hines was named to the USBWA All-District Team and All-Southern Conference First Team.
Junior season 
After finishing as runner-up as the Southern Conference Player of the Year for his first two seasons, Hines finally won the award during his junior year campaign. Additionally, he became the first player in UNCG history to receive it.
In 2006-07, Kyle was only one of five players in all of men’s college basketball to average 20+ points and 9+ boards per game. On November 11, 2006, he set a career-high of 38 points against Marshall University in an 80-82 overtime loss. His 605 total points set a new UNCG junior season record (second all-time). Another solid performance came against Duke University four days later. Despite constant double-teaming by 6’10” Josh McRoberts and 7’1” Brian Zoubek, Hines managed to score 17 points and snatch 8 rebounds, both team-highs.
At the conclusion of the season, Kyle had recorded at least one blocked shot in 83 of 89 career games. His school record streak of 37 consecutive games with a block, started on February 19, 2005, was snapped during an early season game against Penn State on November 13, 2006.
Senior season 
In his seniror collage season, he averaged 19.2 pionts and career-high 9.1 rebounds per game.
College statistics 
|Points||38 at Marshall University (ot), 11/11/06|
|Rebounds||21 vs. College of Charleston, 12/3/05|
|Assists||6 vs. Montreat College, 1/11/06|
|Steals||5, six times|
|Blocks||7, four times|
|FGs Made||14, four times|
|FG Attempts||22 vs. Gardner-Webb University, 12/11/05|
|3FGs Made||1, four times|
|3FG Attempts||2 vs. Wofford College, 2/7/08|
|FTs Made||11, twice|
|FT Attempts||15, twice|
|Minutes||43 vs. E. Tennessee St. (ot), 1/18/05|
UNCG accolades 
Kyle Hines graduated as the most decorated basketball player, men's or women's, in school history. He is statistically one of the greatest players in Southern Conference history and are good enough to be included in an exclusive short list in NCAA annals. Below are the awards garnered and records established by Hines during his career as a Spartan. (Compiled from the following sources:       )
- Southern Conference Rookie of the Year (2005)
- Southern Conference Player of the Week (twice):
- -January 23, 2007
- -February 25, 2008
- Southern Conference Player of the Month (four times):
- -January 2005
- -January 2006
- -December 2006
- -January 2007
- Named Dick Vitale’s "Diaper Dandy of the Week" at one point during freshman season (2005)
- USBWA All-District Selection three consecutive times (2006-2008)
- One of only four Southern Conference players ever to garner 4 All-Conference selections
- Southern Conference Player of the Year (2007)
- -Other three seasons he finished runner-up as POY
- -First UNCG player to ever win this award
- First UNCG player to be named an All-American (2007)
- Named to three Mid-Major All-American squads (2007):
- Featured in October issue of Basketball Times Magazine as one of five "Under the Radar" players nationally (2007)
- According to Midmajority.com, he ranked 10th in the nation (out of 1,837 qualifying players) in player efficiency (an NBA stat similar to that of a quarterback passer rating in football, taking into account all of a player’s positive stats versus missed shots and turnovers) (2007)
- First UNCG player to have his/her jersey number retired while still active (#42) (2008)
- First UNCG player to start career with back to back double-doubles (2005)
- Tied UNCG single game blocked shots (7) (four times)
- UNCG single game rebounds (21) (2005)
- Fleming Gymnasium rebounds record (18) (2005)
- UNCG freshman season rebounds (259) (2005)
- UNCG freshman field goals made (175) (2005)
- UNCG sophomore single season points (578) (2006)
- UNCG junior single season points (605) (2007)
- UNCG senior single season points (596) (2008)
- UNCG single season double-doubles (12) (2006)
- UNCG single season 30+ point games (5) (2007)
- UNCG single season free throw makes
- UNCG single season free throw attempts (Div-I era) (230) (2007)
- First player in school history to record back to back 500-point seasons (2006-2007)
- -First player to then achieve it three straight times (2006-2008)
- First UNCG duo (along with Ricky Hickman) to both score 500 points in a single season (2007)
- First player in school history to record three straight 400-point seasons (2005-2007)
- -First player to then achieve it four straight times (2005-2008)
- UNCG consecutive games with at least one block (37) (2005-2006)
- UNCG all-time leading scorer (2,187)
- UNCG all-time leading rebounder (1,047)
- Only UNCG player to join the 2000/1000 club
- NCAA – one of only six players to ever record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 300 blocks in a career:
- 1. Alonzo Mourning
- 2. David Robinson
- 3. Tim Duncan
- 4. Pervis Ellison
- 5. Derrick Coleman
- 6. Kyle Hines
- Southern Conference all-time leading shot blocker (349)
- Southern Conference single season blocked shots (106) (2005)
- Southern Conference leader in blocks for four consecutive seasons (2005-2008)
- Southern Conference consecutive double-digit scoring games (81) (2005-2008)
- -It was the longest such streak in the nation at his career’s end
Professional career 
After being undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft, Hines signed with Veroli Basket in Italy, where he played two seasons in the Italian national second-tier Legadue Basket division. With Veroli, he won 2 Italian Second Division Cups in 2009 and 2010, and he was named the MVP of the Italian Second Division Cup in 2009.
Brose Baskets 
In August 2010, he signed a one-year contract with the German League pro club Brose Baskets. With Brose, he won the both German Cup and German League titles, and he was named the German League Finals MVP in 2011. He was also named the MVP of the German League All-Star Game that same season.
Olympiacos Piraeus 
In July 2011, he signed with Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basketball League. With Olympiacos, he won the Euroleague 2011-12 season and 2012-13 season championships, and the Greek League 2011-12 season championship. He contributed substantially to his team in all leagues, with both scoring and defensive skills. He made notable appearances at the top level of the European game, considering his rather low height for a center-forward.
Euroleague career statistics 
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Awards and accomplishments 
- Italian Cup Second Division Champion (2): (2009, 2010)
- Italian Cup Second Division MVP: (2009)
- German League All-Star Game MVP: (2011)
- German Cup Champion: (2011)
- German League Champion: (2011)
- German League Finals MVP: (2011)
- 2x Euroleague Champion: (2012, 2013)
- Greek League Champion: (2012)
- Greek Cup Silver Medal: (2012), (2013)
See also 
- UNCG Player bio – Kyle Hines
- Eurobasket.com TYLER HINES basketball profile.
- Narducci, Marc. "Hines and his game have grown Spurned in eighth grade, he added 10 inches and lots of skill; today he's a star.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 17, 2004. Accessed September 9, 2011. "When Hines was in eighth grade at Mullen School in Gloucester Township, he was cut from the team.... Hines attended Camden Catholic as a ninth grader, and by his own admission, barely made the freshman team. By then he was 6-2 and his game was slowly growing. After starting the season as a deep reserve, he was a starter by season's end and was also playing some junior varsity.Hines decided to transfer to Timber Creek as a sophomore, not for basketball reasons, but because of not having to pay tuition at a public school."
- Another Hines brother sets the pace for Timber Creek. “…and will get some serious All-America consideration when the season is concluded. He left Timber Creek in 2004 as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,562 points.” Accessed February 18, 2008.
- CourierPost online. "Tyler Hines had 26 points to go over 1,000 for his career as Timber Creek routed Apex Academy 94-50." Accessed February 22, 2008.
- UNCG Spartans men's basketball 2007-08 media guide. Accessed March 19, 2008.
- UNCG Athletics - Duke/UNCG game recap. Accessed March 20, 2008.
- All records and awards were at the time of his graduation in May 2008. Since then some of the records may have been broken.
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- Euroleague.net Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek Basket League Profile
- Italian Second Division Profile (Italian)
- DraftExpress.com Profile
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