Rico Hines
Rico Hines
Player Profile

Greenville, N.C.

High School:
Hargrave Military Academy/Saint John's at Prospect

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 217



UCLA - A valuable, experienced performer for the Bruins who is a co-captain this year with fellow junior Earl Watson and senior Sean Farnham ... Hines' versatility and defensive prowess was missed last season when he was out for 11 games during mid-year with a right foot injury that required surgery ... Prior to the injury, he played in the Bruins' first 14 games and started six ... Came back to play in UCLA's final six contests, but was not at full strength and averaged just 4.2 minutes a game ... One of four juniors on the team ... As a true freshman in 1997-98, Hines was a member of UCLA's No. 2 nationally ranked recruiting class ... Signed with UCLA on May 14, 1996 ... From Greenville, NC, Hines was unable to enroll at UCLA for first quarter of 1996-97 because he fell just short of meeting the NCAA initial eligibility requirements because a core course his high school submitted was not deemed acceptable by the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse ... Spent the winter of 1996-97 at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA, then enrolled at UCLA in the spring of 1997 ... Prior to Hargrave, Hines prepped at Saint John's at Prospect Hall, coached by nationally prominent prep mentor Stu Vetter ... Same high school that produced Cameron Dollar, starting senior point guard on the 1996-97 Bruin squad that reached the NCAA Midwest Regional final game and who is now an assistant coach at Saint Louis.

1999 - Hines played in six games after returning from a fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot (a pin was inserted on Jan. 14) ... In 20 games (six starts) on the year, Hines averaged 12.6 minutes, 2.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists, shooting 38.3 from the field, 33.3 (7-21) from three-point range and 43.8 (7-16) from the foul line ... His season-highs were-33 minutes vs. San Francisco at The Puerto Rico Shootout; 11 points vs. Delaware State; six rebounds vs. San Francisco; six assists vs. Loyola Marymount; one steal five times, last vs. Oregon State,a and one blocked shot vs. Delaware State.

NCAA Tournament Highlights - Playing in his sixth consecutive game since coming back from right foot surgery, Hines played five minutes off the bench in the NCAA game vs. Detroit .

Regular Season Highlights - At Arizona, played five minutes and had one rebound and one assist ... In the win at ASU, Hines played two minutes and grabbed two offensive rebounds ... In the win over Washington, he played six minutes and had one assist ... In the victory over Washington State, he also played six minutes and had two points and one rebound ... Against Syracuse, his first game back after missing 11 consecutive games because of right foot surgery, Hines played the final minute and scored two points ... At Oregon, he played four minutes off the bench and had one assist ... At Oregon State, he played four minutes off the bench and contributed one point, one assist and one steal ... Against Arizona State, Hines started for the fourth straight game (sixth overall) and played 10 minutes, finishing with two points, and one rebound ... In the win over Arizona, he started and played 17 minutes, contributing three points, three rebounds and two assists ... Vs. Loyola Marymount, Hines started and played 26 minutes with four points, two rebounds, a career-high six assists and one steal, with no turnovers ... Started vs. American U., playing 13 minutes, with two points and just one turnover ... Came off the bench and played 15 minutes vs. CS Northridge, with eight points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal ... Played nine minutes off the bench vs. UNLV. Against Oklahoma State in The Wooden Classic, Hines came off the bench to play seven minutes, with two rebounds and a season-high tying one steal ... Vs. Delaware State, Hines played 15 minutes off the bench and had a career-game, scoring a career-high 11 points (career-best 4-7 from the field, career-best 3-4 from three-point range, 0-0), with four rebounds, including a career-tying three offensive boards, a career-high tying one blocked shot and one steal ... Started two games (Maryland and Kentucky) in Puerto Rico and vs. San Francisco at The Shootout, Hines played a career-best 33 minutes, with seven points and a career-high tying six rebounds ... He played 23 minutes vs. Kentucky even though he was suffering from the flu ... After sitting out UCLA's two exhibition games because of left knee and hamstring problems, Hines came out strong in the Bruins' opener vs. Santa Clara, playing 18 minutes off the bench, with three points, two rebounds and three assists.

1998 - Hines appeared in 23 games and came on strong at the end of the season ... In UCLA's final 10 games, he averaged 17.2 minutes and recorded a season-high in points (nine vs. California in Pauley) and a career-best in rebounds (six at USC) ... His season-highs included nine points vs. California,h; six rebounds vs. USC, a; two assists vs. Alaska-Anchorage, Arizona State,h and Arizona,h; one blocked shot vs. Northern Arizona and Arizona State,h; two steals vs. Northern Arizona and 22 minutes vs. USC,a ... Hines averaged 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds ... At the Bruins' annual season-ending banquet, Hines was given the Elvin C ?Ducky' Drake Award for competitive spirit, inspiration and unselfish contribution.

NCAA Tournament Highlights - In the Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky, Hines played 18 minutes and contributed four points (1-2, 2-2), four rebounds and one steal ... In the NCAA win over Michigan, he played 15 minutes ... In the victory over Miami, Hines played 20 minutes, grabbed two rebounds, had one assist and also took a pair of charges.

Regular Season Highlights - In the loss to Arizona in Pauley, he played 16 minutes and had two points and two assists ... In the win over Arizona State in Pauley, he played 21 minutes and contributed four points, five rebounds, two assists and one block ... In the loss at Washington, he played 20 minutes and had two points, four rebounds and one steal ... In the win at Washington State, he played 10 minutes and scored one point ... In the loss at Duke, he played 19 minutes and contributed three points and three rebounds ... In the overtime win at USC, he started (second of the season) and played 22 minutes, finishing with seven points, a career-high six rebounds, one assist and one steal ... Gave the Bruins a spark off the bench in the Valentine's Day win over California in Pauley ... Against the Bears, Hines played 11 minutes and scored a season-high nine points (3-3, 2-2, 1-2) and added one rebound ... Got his first start of the season vs. CS Fullerton, playing nine minutes, with one rebound and one assist ... Played all three games in Alaska off the bench.

Prep School - At Hargrave, for the 1996-97 season, Hines averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists while leading Hargrave to a 19-2 overall record ... At the prestigious Fork Union Invitational that featured the nation's top post-graduate schools, Hines led Hargrave to the team title and he was named the invite's MVP, averaging 21 points in three victories.

High School - As a senior in 1996, Hines helped lead Saint John's at Prospect Hall to a 21-3 overall record, a No. 7 national prep ranking by USA Today and a No. 2 east coast rating by USA Today ... It was the fourth straight season that Saint John's at Prospect Hall was rated in the USA Today national high school Top 25 rankings ... He was one of three players to earn Div. I scholarships from Saint John's at Prospect Hall in 1996, joining Nate James (Duke) and Womi Mohamed (Clemson) ... In ?96, he averaged 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals a game, while shooting 59.0 from the field and 67.0 from the foul line ... Hines' season-highs included 21 points and 12 rebounds ... He was a first-team All-Area selection ... MVP of the Frederick County All-Star game, scoring 27 points ... Transferred to Saint John's at Prospect Hall from D. H. Conley High School in Greenville, NC ... At D. H. Conley, Hines averaged 19.0 points and was also a standout football and baseball performer ... As a quarterback in football, Hines threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth leading Conley to the State championship game.

Personal - Full name: DaRico Travone Hines ... Nickname: Rico ... Right-handed ... Born: Feb. 17, 1978 in Greenville, NC ... Parents: Mickey and Faye Hines ... History major ... Selected UCLA over Delaware, North Carolina-Wilmington, Towson State, Tennessee and East Carolina ...According to Hines, "it was a lifetime dream to play at UCLA, with all its tradition and prestige."

Varsity Statistics


(Three-point shots-1998-99: 7-21, .333; 1997-98: 4-13, .308; Totals: 11-34, .324)

NCAA Tournament

(Three-point shots-1998-99: 0-0, .000; 1997-98: 0-1, .000; Totals: 0-1, .000)

Hines' 1998-99 Game-By-Game

Santa Clara1-20-11-2233320018
San Francisco2-52-41-2637200033
Delaware State4-73-40-04111021115
Oklahoma State0-20-10-022000017
CS Northridge2-31-23-5328220115
American Univ.*1-20-00-0012010013
Loyola Marymount*2-60-20-0204600126
Arizona State*1-20-00-0122010010
Oregon State0-00-01-200112014
Washington State1-20-10-010201006
Arizona State0-20-00-020001002
Detroit Mercy0-00-00-002000005
* Starter

Hines' 1997-98 Game-By-Game

North Carolina1-30-21-2133000019
Alaska Anchorage1-20-00-0132210013
New Mexico 0-20-10-002001002
Cal State Fullerton*0-10-00-012012009
Northern Arizona0-20-01-210101125
Boise State0-00-00-001000002
Oregon State1-11-10-000300005
Washington St.0-00-02-510210023
Oregon St.0-10-00-202000002
Washington St.0-10-01-2051000010
Arizona St.2-50-00-0524211021

UCLA Highs
Minutes: 33 vs. San Francisco, 11/26/98
Field Goals: 4 vs. Delaware State, 12/2/98
Field Goals Attempted: 7 vs. Delaware State, 12/2/98
Three-Point Field Goals: 3 vs. Delaware State, 12/2/98
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 4, twice, last vs. Delaware State, 12/2/98
Free Throws: 3 vs. CS Northridge, 12/19/98
Free Throws Attempted: 5, twice, last vs. CS Northridge, 12/19/98
Rebounds: 6, twice, last vs. San Franciso, 11/26/98
Offensive Rebounds: 3, twice, last vs. Delaware State, 12/2/98
Defensive Rebounds: 5 vs. San Francisco, 11/26/98
Assists: 6 vs. Loyola Marymount, 12/29/98
Steals: 2, twice, last vs. Washington State, 1/29/98
Turnovers: 4 vs. Washington, 3/1/98
Blocked Shots: 1, three times, last vs. Delaware State, 12/2/98
Points: 11 vs. Delaware State, 12/2/98