Byron Dinkins

Byron Stewart Dinkins (born June 15, 1967) is a former American professional basketball player, who played two seasons in the NBA, from 1989 to 1991. He played college basketball for UNC Charlotte. After his stint in the NBA, Dinkins pursued a professional career in Greece.

Byron Dinkins
Personal information
Born (1967-06-15) June 15, 1967 (age 55)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Mecklenburg
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
CollegeCharlotte (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / undrafted
Playing career1989–2005
PositionPoint guard
Number9, 4, 5
Career history
1989–1990Houston Rockets
1990San Antonio Spurs
1990–1991Rapid City Thrillers
1991Indiana Pacers
1991–1992Columbus Horizon
1992–1993Brandt Hagen
1993–1995Rapid City Thrillers
2002–2003Apollon Limassol
2004–2005Carolina Thunder
Career highlights and awards
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College careerEdit

Dinkins, a 6'1" (1.85 m) tall point guard, that was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, attended and graduated from East Mecklenburg, where he played high school basketball. After high school, Dinkins was recruited to play college basketball by UNC Charlotte.[1] He stayed with the Charlotte 49ers for four seasons, as he averaged 15.5 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 4.8 assists per game, and 1.2 steals per game, in 107 games played.[2][3][4][5]

Dinkins achieved a career-high in scoring, during his junior season, as he averaged 21.4 points per game.[4] Dinkins led his school to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament title. He was also honored as the Sun Belt Player of the Year.[6] Dinkins was also named to the All-Sun Belt Conference First Team in his junior and senior seasons.[6]

Professional careerEdit


Dinkins played in the NBA, with the Houston Rockets, during the 1989–90 NBA season. He split time with the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers, during the 1990–91 season. In his NBA career, Dinkins played in a total of 45 games played, and he scored a total of 151 points, for a soring average of 3.4 points per game.


Although Dinkins never played for an NBA team after 1991, he did have a prosperous professional club basketball career playing in the Greek League for Peristeri Athens, Panionios Athens, Panathinaikos Athens, and Iraklis Thessaloniki.[7] Dinkins led the Greek League in assists per game, in the 1995–96 season.[8] In the 1996–97 season, he played with Panathinaikos, and in September 1996, he helped them win the 1996 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

After his basketball playing career ended, Dinkins returned to his birthplace of Charlotte, North Carolina. He now serves as the head coach of the Carmel Christian School varsity boys basketball team, and the middle school's gym teacher. Professional basketball player K. C. Rivers, is his nephew.


  1. ^ "Demery is Top Class!". Northside Christian Academy. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Final 1986 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Final 1987 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Final 1988 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Final 1989 Division I Men's basketball statistics report UNC Charlotte" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "2012-13 Charlotte 49ers men's basketball guide". 49ers Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-06-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Ο Γκάλης και οι άλλοι (Galis and the others)" (in Greek). October 9, 2006. Archived from the original on August 11, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Αφιερώματα - Η ιστορία του μπασκετικού Παναθηναϊκού - Η κατάκτηση του Διηπειρωτικού". Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2008-06-10.

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