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  Rico Hines
Rico Hines

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, NC

High School:
St. John's at Prospect Hall

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Guard

UCLA — Entering his fifth year in the program, Hines redshirted last season after right knee surgery on Nov. 1 … Entered 2000-01 as one of UCLA’s three senior tri-captains, joining Earl Watson and Ryan Bailey … Hines has appeared in 72 games during his three-year Bruin stint, starting 15 contests and averaging a career 12.8 minutes a game … He’s missed 15 games over the last four years with a right foot injury, requiring surgery during his sophomore season … In 1999-2000 as a junior tri-captain, Hines scored a career-high 12 points at Washington State (Jan. 8) and returned home to play well for the Bruins at North Carolina (Jan. 15), starting and playing a season-high 26 minutes, with six points, four rebounds, two assists and a career-high three steals … His experience, versatility and defensive abilities allow him to contribute in any situation … As a true freshman four years ago, Hines was a member of UCLA’s No. 2 nationally ranked 1997-98 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 (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 Region final game and who is now an assistant coach at Saint Louis.


2000-01 — A senior tri-captain with Earl Watson and Ryan Bailey, Hines suffered a torn lateral meniscus (cartilage) in his right knee on Oct. 27 and had successful arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 1 … He redshirted and will return in 2001-02 joining UCLA’s four other seniors.
1999-00 — Hines was a tri-captain with fellow junior Earl Watson and senior Sean Farnham … Started seven games, including the first four before coming off the bench against DePaul … In his 29 games, he averaged 14.7 minutes, 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds … In the NCAA first round game against Ball State, he played five minutes and contributed one rebound and one steal … In the NCAA second round victory over Maryland, he played 11 minutes and contributed nine points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal … His second three-pointer was UCLA’s 13th of the game, setting a new school record … In the Sweet 16 vs. Iowa State, he played seven minutes and finished with two points, two rebounds and one steal … At UCLA’s season-ending banquet, Hines was given the Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award for Outstanding Team Play. HINES’ SEASON-HIGHS — 26 minutes vs. Purdue (12/30/99) and North Carolina (1/15/00); a career-high 12 points at Washington State (1/8/00); five rebounds vs. Purdue (12/30/99); five assists at Washington State (1/8/00); a career-high three steals at North Carolina (1/15/00).


1998-99 — 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 …In NCAA play, Hines appeared in his sixth consecutive game since coming back from right foot surgery, playing five minutes off the bench in the first round game vs. Detroit . HINES’ SEASON-HIGHS — a career-high 33 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/26/98) at The Puerto Rico Shootout; 11 points vs. Delaware State (12/2/98); a career-high six rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/26/98); a career-high six assists vs. Loyola Marymount (12/29/98); one steal five times, last vs. Oregon State (1/7/99) and a career-high one blocked shot vs. Delaware State (12/2/98).


1997-98 — 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) … In UCLA’S NCAA “Sweet 16” loss to Kentucky, Hines played 18 minutes and contributed four points, 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 … 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. HINES’ SEASON-HIGHS — nine points vs. California (2/14/98); a career-high six rebounds vs. USC (2/18/98); two assists, three times, last vs.Arizona (3/7/98); a career-high one blocked shot vs. Northern Arizona (12/18/97) and Arizona State (3/5/98); two steals vs. Northern Arizona (12/18/97) and 22 minutes vs. USC (2/18/98).


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 … Hines has earned his undergraduate degree and is working on anothe minor in African-American studies … According to Hines, “it was a lifetime dream to play at UCLA, with all its tradition and prestige.”

Varsity Statistics
Cumulative				
Year	G-GS	FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	R	Avg	Tp	Avg	A	Avg	
2000-01					Injured - Redshirted
1999-00	29-7	35-79	.443	23-36	.639	61	2.1	98	3.4	33	1.1
1998-99	20-6	18-47	.383	7-16	.438	33	1.7	50	2.5	20	1.0
1997-98	23-2	14-41	.341	11-20	.550	34	1.5	43	1.9	12	0.5
Totals	72-15	67-167	.401	41-72	.569	128	1.8	191	2.7	65	0.9
(Three-point shots—1999-00: 5-24, .208; 1998-99: 7-21, .333; 1997-98: 4-13, .308; Totals: 16-58, .276)
NCAA Tournament
Year	G-GS	FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	R	Avg	TP	Avg	A	Avg
2000-01					Injured - Redshirted
1999-00	3-0	3-4	.750	3-3	1.000	5	1.7	3	1.0	1	0.3
1998-99	1-0	0-0	.000	0-0	.000	0	0.0	0	0.0	0	0.0
1997-98	3-0	1-5	.200	2-2	1.000	6	2.0	4	1.3	2	0.6
Totals	7-0	4-9	.444	5-5	1.000	11	1.6	15	2.1	3	0.4
(Three-point shots—1999-00: 2-3, .667; 1998-99: 0-0, .000; 1997-98: 0-1, .000; Totals: 2-4, .500)
Hines’ 1999-00 Game-By-Game
		3-Pt.		
Opponent	FG-A	FG-A	FT-A	R	PF	TP	A	To	B	St	Min
Fairfield*	1-1	0-0	1-3	2	1	3	1	3	0	0	24
Iona *	2-4	0-1	5-6	3	0	9	2	2	0	2	18
Morgan State*	2-4	0-1	1-3	3	2	5	3	3	0	1	20
Gonzaga*	1-5	0-2	0-0	3	0	2	0	1	0	2	23
DePaul	0-3	0-2	0-0	2	1	0	0	0	0	0	9
Maine 	2-3	0-0	0-1	1	1	4	0	1	0	0	14
Colorado State	1-2	1-1	2-2	0	1	5	1	1	0	0	8
South Florida	2-4	0-2	1-2	2	2	5	1	0	0	0	22
Pepperdine	3-6	0-1	1-2	4	1	7	2	2	0	0	16
Purdue	1-2	0-0	0-0	5	2	2	1	0	0	0	26
Washington	0-2	0-0	0-0	1	3	0	0	2	0	0	10
Washington State	4-6	1-2	3-4	2	2	12	5	1	0	2	23
USC	1-4	0-0	0-0	2	1	2	0	3	0	0	17
North Carolina*	3-6	0-2	0-1	4	4	6	2	2	0	3	26
Arizona*	1-5	0-1	0-0	2	4	2	3	1	0	0	24
Arizona State*	0-0	0-0	0-0	3	0	0	1	2	0	0	4
Oregon State	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Oregon	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Stanford	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
California	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
USC	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	1	0	0	2	13
Syracuse	3-3	0-0	0-0	0	0	6	0	0	0	0	11	
Arizona State	1-4	0-2	2-2	2	2	4	0	0	1	0	22
Arizona	0-2	0-2	0-0	3	5	0	2	2	0	1	12
Oregon 	1-3	0-1	1-2	4	3	3	3	3	0	0	19
Oregon State	1-3	0-0	1-1	3	1	3	1	1	0	0	13
California	0-1	0-0	1-2	3	0	1	1	0	0	0	6
Stanford	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0	1	0	0	4
Washington State	1-1	0-0	0-0	0	0	2	1	0	0	0	6
Washington	1-1	1-1	1-2	2	0	4	1	1	0	0	12
Ball State	0-0	0-0	0-0	1	0	0	0	2	0	1	5
Maryland	2-3	2-3	3-3	2	0	9	1	2	0	1	11
Iowa State	1-1	0-0	0-0	2	0	2	0	1	0	1	7		 *Starter
Hines’ 1998-99 Game-By-Game
		3-Pt.		
Opponent	FG-A	FG-A	FT-A	R	PF	TP	A	To	B	St	Min
Santa Clara	1-2	0-1	1-2	2	3	3	3	2	0	0	18
San Francisco	2-5	2-4	1-2	6	3	7	2	0	0	0	33
Maryland*	2-5	1-2	0-0	3	1	5	1	2	0	0	32
Kentucky*	0-2	0-2	0-2	3	3	0	0	3	0	0	23
Delaware State	4-7	3-4	0-0	4	1	11	0	2	1	1	15
Oklahoma State	0-2	0-1	0-0	2	2	0	0	0	0	1	7
UNLV	0-1	0-1	0-0	0	0	0	0	2	0	0	9
CS Northridge	2-3	1-2	3-5	3	2	8	2	2	0	1	15
American Univ.*	1-2	0-0	0-0	0	1	2	0	1	0	0	13
Loyola Marymount*	2-6	0-2	0-0	2	0	4	6	0	0	1	26
Arizona*	1-4	0-1	1-3	3	2	3	2	0	0	0	17
Arizona State*	1-2	0-0	0-0	1	2	2	0	1	0	0	10
Oregon State	0-0	0-0	1-2	0	0	1	1	2	0	1	4
Oregon	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	4
Syracuse	1-1	0-0	0-0	0	0	2	0	0	0	0	1
Washington State	1-2	0-1	0-0	1	0	2	0	1	0	0	6
Washington	0-1	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	6
Arizona State	0-2	0-0	0-0	2	0	0	0	1	0	0	2
Arizona	0-0	0-0	0-0	1	1	0	1	0	0	0	5
Detroit Mercy	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	2	0	0	0	0	0	5
    * Starter
Hines’ 1997-98 Game-By-Game
		3-Pt.		
Opponent	FG-A	FG-A	FT-A	R	PF	TP	A	To	B	St	Min
North Carolina	1-3	0-2	1-2	1	3	3	0	0	0	0	19
Alaska Anchorage	1-2	0-0	0-0	1	3	2	2	1	0	0	13
Alabama-Birmingh	0-1	0-0	0-0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	3
New Mexico 	0-2	0-1	0-0	0	2	0	0	1	0	0	2
Cal State Fullerton*	0-1	0-0	0-0	1	2	0	1	2	0	0	9
Northern Arizona	0-2	0-0	1-2	1	0	1	0	1	1	2	5
Boise State	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	2
Oregon State	1-1	1-1	0-0	0	0	3	0	0	0	0	5
USC	0-2	0-1	0-0	3	1	0	1	1	0	0	6
Washington St.	0-0	0-0	2-5	1	0	2	1	0	0	2	3
Oregon	0-1	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1
Oregon St.	0-1	0-0	0-2	0	2	0	0	0	0	0	2	
Stanford	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	1
California	3-3	2-2	1-2	1	2	9	0	1	0	0	11
USC*	2-3	1-2	2-2	6	2	7	1	1	0	1	22
Duke	1-4	0-2	1-1	3	4	3	0	0	0	0	19
Washington St.	0-1	0-0	1-2	0	5	1	0	0	0	0	10
Washington	1-2	0-0	0-0	4	3	2	0	4	0	1	20
Arizona St.	2-5	0-0	0-0	5	2	4	2	1	1	0	21
Arizona	1-2	0-1	0-0	0	1	2	2	1	0	0	16
Miami	0-2	0-1	0-0	2	2	0	1	0	0	0	20
Michigan	0-1	0-0	0-0	0	2	0	1	0	0	0	15
Kentucky	1-2	0-0	2-2	4	3	4	0	1	0	1	18
     *Starter	

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