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on: March 24, 2009, 12:58:37 pm
Let's start off with someone who I know little about but who is sure to get some attention from those who do.  Here's what I found researching:
 
Wikipedia page:
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_Dinkins
 
Basketpedya page (which has us listed incorrectly):
 
http://www.basketpedya.com/Acc002InfJug.php?idjug=650&idioma=3
 

 

 
Records (Career):
 
Total points: 1,657 (9th place)

Field goals Made: 636 (8th place)

20-Point Games: 32 (7th place)

Assists: 513 (2nd place, behind Keith Williams)

Double-Figure Games: 81 (Tied 10th place with Kevin King)

Minutes Played: 3,297 (9th place)


Records (Single Season):

Points: 622, 1987-1988 (6th place)

Scoring Average: 21.5, 1987-1988 (7th place)

Field Goals Made: 236, 1987-1988 (7th place)

Assists: 207, 1988-1989 (2nd place behind Sean Colson, 1997-1998)

Three Points Field Goald Percentage: .451, 1987-1988 (6th place)


Honors:

1987-1988:

3rd team All-American (Basketball Weekly)
4th team All-American (Basketball Times)
Honorable Mention All-American (AP, UPI, Sporting News)
Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year
Sun Belt First Team All-League
Sun Belt All-Conference
Sun Belt Conference Tournament MVP
 
1988-89:

Honorable Mention All-American (AP, Basketball Weekly, Basketball Times)
Sun Belt First Team All-League
Sun Belt All-Conference

Jersey Number 4 retired.

"The first recruit of the Jeff Mullins Era, Charlotte-native Byron Dinkins helped restore hometown pride in the 49ers program.  He led the 1988 49er squad to the NCAA Southeast Regional after capturing the Sun Belt Conference Regular Season and Tournament championships--all firsts for the program since 1977.  MVP pf both Sun Belt titles, "The Dink", a long-distance shooter and lightning-quick point guard with a ball-hawking defensive style, took full advantage of the new NCAA three-point rule and compiled 1657 points, 513 assists, and 139 three-point field goals.  He is best remembered for his 37-point uprising in the Sun Belt title-clinching win over UAB on February 25th, 1988.  Retired October 16th, 1997."

 
Career Statistics:

     

1986: 17 games, 43 field goals made, 9 free throws made, 95 points, average of 5.6 per game

1987: 32 games, 157 field goals made, 64 free throws made, 431 oints, average of 12.2 game

1988: 29 games, 236 field goals made, 100 free throws made, 622 points, average of 21.5 per game

1989: 29 games, 200 field goals made, 73 free throws made, 509 points, average of 17.6 per game


If you have any information about Dinkins' career or playing style (as well as any personal stories), please share them.  If you have any relevant pictures, please use this Photobucket account (username: Niners4901, password: 40niners) to post them in the thread. If you have any relevant video (or audio), PM TheNinerAlchemist, and I will include them.
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Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 01:06:39 pm
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Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 01:47:32 pm
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Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 01:54:24 pm
It was actually Hal Wissel that recruited Dinkins,
Wissel was fired and Mullins was in place when Byron arrived to help
resurrected us from 5-23 hustleball


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Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 02:24:43 pm
Anyone have a picture or video of Rex Chapman pushing him out of bounds on a last play? I have no doubt in my mind that he hits that shot and we beat Kentucky on the road (ranked ~ 3?) if he isn't blatantly pushed. One of the most homer non-calls I've ever seen.


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Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 02:27:13 pm
That's why Real renamed the building as Rape Arena.
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Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 02:35:15 pm
Quote from: 9erken;395083
Anyone have a picture or video of Rex Chapman pushing him out of bounds on a last play? I have no doubt in my mind that he hits that shot and we beat Kentucky on the road (ranked ~ 3?) if he isn't blatantly pushed. One of the most homer non-calls I've ever seen.


From a UK fansite...
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Speaking of Mullins, he went to on become an All-American and successful college coach. While coaching UNC Charlotte, he even came up against UK in the championship game of the 1987 UKIT, a tight game which was won by Kentucky 84-81, despite a super effort by UNC Charlotte's Byron Dinkins and in part due to a controversial late-game call which found Dinkins pushed out of bounds by a UK player, and called for travelling by the official!

Link: BigBlueHistory.net


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Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 02:47:46 pm
Quote from: TheNinerAlchemist;395050
6th place)


Honors:

1987-1988:

3rd team All-American (Basketball Weekly)
4th team All-American (Basketball Times)
Honorable Mention All-American (AP, UPI, Sporting News)
Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year
Sun Belt First Team All-League
Sun Belt All-Conference
Sun Belt Conference Tournament MVP
 
1988-89:

Honorable Mention All-American (AP, Basketball Weekly, Basketball Times)
Sun Belt First Team All-League
Sun Belt All-Conference

Jersey Number 4 retired.

"The first recruit of the Jeff Mullins Era, Charlotte-native Byron Dinkins helped restore hometown pride in the 49ers program. He led the 1988 49er squad to the NCAA Southeast Regional after capturing the Sun Belt Conference Regular Season and Tournament championships--all firsts for the program since 1977. MVP pf both Sun Belt titles, "The Dink", a long-distance shooter and lightning-quick point guard with a ball-hawking defensive style, took full advantage of the new NCAA three-point rule and compiled 1657 points, 513 assists, and 139 three-point field goals. He is best remembered for his 37-point uprising in the Sun Belt title-clinching win over UAB on February 25th, 1988. Retired October 16th, 1997."

 
 
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Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 03:25:56 pm
Quote from: 49erCC;395069
It was actually Hal Wissel that recruited Dinkins,
Wissel was fired and Mullins was in place when Byron arrived to help
resurrected us from 5-23 hustleball

 
Not sure about that. I remember hearing Mullins speak MANY times of Byron being his first signee and being so skinny that he could barely bench press the bar by itself (with no weights on it)! Perhaps Wissel was recruiting him, but I believe Mullins was in place before he actually signed.


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Reply #9 on: March 24, 2009, 05:21:43 pm


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Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 07:03:29 pm
It wasn't Rex Chapman, it was the point guard....who admitted it after the game in an interview.  He said he shoved Dink out of bounds and was surprised a foul wasn't called.


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Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 11:03:15 pm

 
If anyone has any more information about Dinkins, feel free to add it.  We are working to get some video of him the Sun Belt tourney up eventually.
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Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 11:26:39 pm
Quote from: 9erken;395083
Anyone have a picture or video of Rex Chapman pushing him out of bounds on a last play? I have no doubt in my mind that he hits that shot and we beat Kentucky on the road (ranked ~ 3?) if he isn't blatantly pushed. One of the most homer non-calls I've ever seen.


I have that game as well.  What can I say, I'm a collector.  That was probably the single worst miscall or whatever you want to call it I have ever seen.  Someone called it Rape Arena, I have also heard it called coRUPPt arena as well.
BTW, Dinkins was great!


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Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 10:08:52 am
I should add that the UNCC at Kentucky game is not complete.  The channel which carried it had some technical problems during some of the first half, and thus it wasn't aired.
I believe it was Kentucky guard Ed Davender who pushed Dinkins in the controversial final play.


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Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 10:32:35 am
He is an East Mecklenburg Eagle.


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Reply #15 on: April 23, 2009, 10:37:20 am
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Reply #16 on: December 29, 2010, 10:56:23 am
Anyone have a picture or video of Rex Chapman pushing him out of bounds on a last play? I have no doubt in my mind that he hits that shot and we beat Kentucky on the road (ranked ~ 3?) if he isn't blatantly pushed. One of the most homer non-calls I've ever seen.

Charlotte vs Kentucky Wildcats (12/19/1987)
 
 


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Reply #17 on: December 29, 2010, 10:59:07 am


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Reply #18 on: August 23, 2011, 08:50:16 pm
byron is in one of the pictures used in the 2011 reunion article on the "official site".
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Reply #20 on: September 07, 2011, 01:01:42 am
Don't know what the numbers are but I know he ripped UK.  I know Dink is on an all time list of guys who've scored the most against UK in a single game, I remember that much. 
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Reply #21 on: January 03, 2012, 04:10:05 pm
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/31/2889741/future-promising-for-a-young-northside.html
 
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Dinkins is a young coach but, if he decides to stay at the high school level, I think he can one day be held in the same high regard as the best boys coaches to ever work in Mecklenburg County - up there with former West Charlotte coaches Charles McCullough, Gosnell White, Charlotte Latin's Jerry Faulkner, South Meck and Providence Day coach Dave Price and North Meck coaches Leroy Holden and Duane Lewis.


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Reply #22 on: February 25, 2012, 09:22:04 pm
Congratulations to Northtside Christian Academy and second year head coach Byron Dinkins on their first NCISAA 2A State Basketball Championship. Dinkins made defensive adjustments at halftime and overcame a 12 point deficit for a thrillling win over Davidson Day. Hats off to Dinkins and assistant coach Joe Badgett (UNCC '83-'86) for a 31-1 season, Charlotte Hardwood Classic Title, MAC reg season and tourney champs, and the 2A state title.
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