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South Iron’s Dinkins Named to Third-Straight Dream Team

(Annapolis) Tack on another accolade to the laundry list that South Iron’s junior standout has earned throughout his career.

Drenin Dinkins once again excelled for the Panthers and was named to the Boys Basketball Dream Team for the third-straight year.

This season he helped lead the team to their first state title since 1965 and their second in school history as South Iron knocked off Mound City 69-50 in the Class 1 title game back in March.

Dinkins says reaching the mountaintop was an incredible feeling.

It was another stat-sheet stuffing season for Dinkins as he averaged 19.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.9 steals, shot 48% from beyond the arc, and 79% from the free-throw line.

In addition to putting up impressive numbers, he has also helped lead the team to a lot of wins in his tenure.

The Panthers have gone 76-10 over the past three seasons which includes three-straight district titles.

Dinkins says the reason the team has been so successful is because of how close this group is on and off the court.

Of course along for the ride has been the South Iron faithful, who do a tremendous job of packing gymnasiums and supporting their Panthers wherever they go.

Dinkins says it is awesome to play in a community that is so passionate about hoops.

Dinkins earned All-Conference, All-District, and All-State selections this season and helped lead the Panthers to a (25-4) record and the Class 1 state championship.

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