2004-05: Competed in nine games last season, including four America East games...had 4 points/4 rebounds (season highs) in 11 minutes vs. Villa Julie...versatile player who can play many roles in competition or in scout team situations...has recorded a grade-point average of 3.00 or higher in each of his six semesters at UMBC.
2003-04: His best two efforts of the year resulted in UMBC victories...DNP in the first five games, but came off the bench at Towson and hit all four field goal attempts in 17 minutes of action in the Retrievers’ 64-56 victory...he played extensively down the stretch in that game, but played sparingly over the next nine games...then, in a season high 20-minute effort at UNH, he hit for eight first half points to help UMBC to a double-digit halftime lead and the Retrievers held off the Wildcats, 60-56...also garnered a season-best 5 rebounds in that contest...hit his lone three-point field goal of year vs. Albany, but did not play in the final six regular season contests...did appear in the America East first round game vs. Stony Brook and garnered three rebounds in eight minutes.
2002-03: As a freshman, he played in 26 of 27 games and made five late-season starts...scored 5 points and added 2 assists, 2 rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes of action vs. Oral Roberts...scored 9 points at St. Francis (NY)...in his first collegiate start at the Mount, he played all 45 minutes and tallied 10 points...tied his season high with ten points and and added 5 caroms vs. Central...corralled a team high 11 rebounds in the finale vs. Quinnipiac...proved to be one of the best finishers on the team around the basket, especially in transition chances.
BACKGROUND: Despite missing more than a third of the season, Dinkins still earned All Division honors, as he averaged 17.0 points per game in 17 contests for Head Coach Tom Murray…prior to his injury, he earned All Tournament Team honors at a Christmas Tournament in Schenectedy…he earned Honorable Mention All City honors from The Daily News…named Cardinal Hayes' Most Improved Player from his freshman to his senior year and earned the team captaincy as a senior…he was a two-year varsity starter…also earned a school award for athletic and academic achievement…his top high school game was a 32-point, 10-rebound, 5-assist effort vs. Farrell High…a member of the 2001 city championship team, when he was Hayes' second-leading scorer…before solely concentrating on basketball, he was a standout in football, baseball, and tennis…a student of the game who puts the team first, but is willing to carry the burden of responsibility if needed…selected UMBC "because it will fulfill my academic needs and allow me to play Division I basketball"…has pattered his game after Boston Celtics' all-star Paul Pierce…also enjoys art…is one of eight children…son of Sylvia and Gerald Dinkins…born April 19, 1984.