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Kyle Hines three times a Euroleague champion

CSKA-Brose_01Former UNCG men’s basketball standout Kyle Hines placed his name among the all-time greats in Euroleague history Sunday as he helped his team CSKA Moscow win the Euroleague Championship Game with a 101-96 overtime victory against Fenerbahce in Berlin.

Hines becomes just the third American in Euroleague history to win the league title three times as he took home the title in 2012 and 2013 playing for Olympiacos.

Hines helped CSKA claim the title with a strong game in the title contest, scoring 15 points on the strength of 6-of-7 shooting from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. His play helped his team knock of Fenerbahce and former Spartan Ricky Hickman in the title game. Also this season, he was named the 2016 Euroleague Best Defender.

Hines played for the Spartans from 2004-08 and is the all-time leading scorer in Spartan history with 2,147 career points. Additionally, he holds the career records in rebounds (1,047), blocked shots (349), field goals made (582) and free throws made (419).

By Matt McCollester. Photo from earlier in the season courtesy Euroleague.
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