Nate Hinton (6-5, 210) went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft after two seasons at the University of Houston but quickly signed with the Mavericks following the Draft. He earned American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team honors in 2018-19 and All-AAC Second Team accolades in 2019-20 while helping the Cougars capture back-to-back regular season league titles for the first time since 1983 and 1984.
As a sophomore, Hinton averaged 10.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 30.3 minutes per game in 31 games (all starts) while shooting 38.7% (46-119 3FG) from beyond the arc. He ranked ninth among NCAA Division I guards in rebounding, including fourth in the AAC. Hinton also finished sixth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage and 15th in steals.
Hinton spent his rookie season on a two-way contract with the Mavericks, averaging 2.0 points in 21 appearances.
Hailing from Gastonia, North Carolina, the same hometown as Mavericks assistant coach Darrell Armstrong, Hinton garnered NCISAA Class 2A All-State and Gaston Gazette Player of the Year honors as a senior while finishing his high school career with 2,217 points.