Hinen commits to wear Huntington green and white


HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University men’s basketball team h/uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/Athletics/Derek Hinen.jpgas added its third Whitley County product to its roster for next season with the signing of Columbia City playmaker Derek Hinen.

In the throes of his final campaign, Hinen is a key cog for his undefeated Eagle squad. After earning Honorable Mention All-Conference honors as a freshman, the 6-2 point guard will likely earn his third consecutive First Team selection at the conclusion of his prep career.

As a junior, Hinen led his team in scoring (15.0 ppg), assists (4.0 apg) and field goal percentage (50.8%). For his career to date, the two-time IBCA All-State Underclassmen pick is averaging 9.9 points, 3.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds.

Hinen, a four-year starter for the Eagles, is on pace to go down in the Columbia City record books for most games played in a career. His talents have also landed him an invitation to the IBCA Top 100 Underclassman Workout for three straight seasons.

"In signing Derek we are adding to what is shaping up to be a fantastic 2013 recruiting class,” said Huntington University head coach Ty Platt. “Derek is a special player. He can handle the ball, makes great decisions, can score in a variety of ways and is a leader.

“His toughness, intelligence and talent make him a perfect fit for our HU basketball program. Derek will have a great career as a Forester."

Hinen will continue his playing career in green and white alongside Columbia City classmates, Drew Benedict and Daniel Woll. 

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director