Roy Hinson (born May 2, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 1983 NBA draft. Hinson attended Franklin High School in Franklin Township, New Jersey. He then played his college career at Rutgers University in nearby New Brunswick. A 6'9" forwardcenter, Hinson played in eight NBA seasons from 1983 to 1991, for the Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets.

Roy Hinson
Personal information
Born (1961-05-02) May 2, 1961 (age 58)
Trenton, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolFranklin (Somerset, New Jersey)
CollegeRutgers (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career1983–1991
PositionPower forward
Number32, 23, 21, 6
Career history
19831986Cleveland Cavaliers
19861988Philadelphia 76ers
19881991New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points7,206 (14.2 ppg)
Rebounds3,452 (6.8 rpg)
Blocks882 (1.7 bpg)
Stats at

Hinson's best year as a professional came during the 1985–86 season as a member of the Cavaliers, appearing in 82 games and averaging 19.6 points per game. He also participated in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, finishing seventh out of eight contestants. In his NBA career, Hinson played in 507 games and scored a total of 7,206 points.

After his successful 1986 season he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for the Number 1 overall pick in the 1986 draft which became Brad Daugherty. He was never again able to reach the same height he had in Cleveland, later going to the Nets and then retiring.