(Annapolis) Drenin Dinkins ended an illustrious career for the South Iron Panthers on top, leading his team to a second-straight Class 1 State Championship and being named the Regional Radio Boys Basketball Dream Team Player of the Year. For his entire high school career, Dinkins has been selected to our Regional Radio Dream Team as well as being an all-conference and all-district player. The Senior Point Guard has also been named 3-time all-state and was the MBCA Player of the Year for Class 1 this year. The list of accolades goes on and on for Dinkins, but he says he doesn’t get too caught up in all the acknowledgments.
Dinkins averaged 27 points, 8 rebounds, 3 and-a-half assists, and shot 53-percent from the floor and embodies the Mamba Mentality, which is the willingness to outwork everyone.
In the State Championship Game against Stanberry, Dinkins would put an exclamation point on his already fantastic career. He would score 29 points in the first half of the game, the second-most in MSHSAA Championship Game History, and just two points shy of tying the 53-year-old record of 31 points.
While Dinkins had his best season individually for South Iron, his favorite part was being able to hoist the trophy with his best friends and fellow seniors DJ Prater and Champ McMurry.
Dinkins will be playing basketball for the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats next winter. SBU is the same college his dad and coach Dusty Dinkins attended and played basketball.
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