The 6'0, 165 Mount Vernon, New York star has several college coaches keeping tabs on him during the July evaluation period, including Rick Pitino.
When asked about his recruitment Thursday, Hinds listed Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Louisville, UNLV, Virginia, Villanova, West Virginia, Florida State, Miami and Oklahoma State. Hinds reported offers from Oklahoma State, Louisville, UNLV, Wake Forest, Virginia, St. John's, Miami and Florida State.
"I want to go away for school," said Hinds.
Louisville's intentions toward his recruitment remains unclear. The Cardinals are clearly interested and assistant Steve Masiello has been maintaining open lines of communication with him this summer.
"The last time I talked to Louisville was around two weeks ago," Hinds said. "Coach Masiello asked me what I was doing this month and he said they were going to watch me play."
Next month, Hinds said he plans to focus on his recruitment and narrow his list to a few select schools that he'll visit this fall before making his decision.
"After the July period I'm going to sit down and narrow my list down to the Top 5 schools," Hinds said. "Then in September I'm going to make my official visits and I should be signed for next season."
What will be the main factors in his decision?
"All the schools academics are good but it's the environment I'll be in and the style of plays the teams play," Hinds said, adding that Villanova, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest meet all of his criteria for choosing a school.