TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands — Newberry College alumnus Alonzo “C.J.” Hinds led the Bahamas national men’s basketball team to the gold medal at the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Championship earlier this month. The win was the Bahamas’ first senior national title in 19 years.
Hinds played at Newberry for two seasons from 2005-07 after transferring from Midland (Texas) Junior College. He averaged 10.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 46 games in the scarlet and gray.
Hinds has represented the Bahamas on the national senior team in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2014. He averaged 13.4 points, 3.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds in this year’s CBC Championship and tied for the team lead with 22 points in the 75-64 win in gold medal game against Cuba.
The Bahamian national team is coached by Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy and moves on to the 2014 Centrobasket Championship in Nayarit, Mexico, from August 1-7.
Hinds is one of six Newberry alumni known to have represented their country at the national level in the last 10 years.