Hinton (6-5, 210) went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft after two seasons at the University of Houston. 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.
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.