Five-star Greensboro, North Carolina native Theo Pinson has decided he will attend the University of North Carolina to play basketball after his senior year in high school.
Pinson is already the third top-15 recruit to commit to Carolina from the class of 2014 as he made his decision today.
ESPN has Pinson as the No. 13 recruit in the nation, giving Carolina the No. 12, No. 13, and No. 14 recruits from the class of 2014. With the decision of Pinson, Carolina is already a serious contender to have the top recruiting class for next season.
He is a 6-foot-6 small forward who has all the confidence in the world. Pinson can score in many ways, including attacking the rim and with confidence, allowing him to beat anyone off the dribble. Of course, Pinson can get out in transition and run the floor too. Roy Williams wouldn’t recruit any small forward who couldn’t because he loves the run-and-gun style.
In high school, Pinson can overpower his defenders and really control them to attack the basket, but he won’t be able to do that in college. In order for him to become the star he wants to be, Pinson has to really develop a nice outside shot and become a better ball handler.
He already has the un-teachables in athleticism and quickness, now he just needs to become a more skilled basketball player, which comes with a lot of practice.
Pinson chose Carolina over archrival Duke, Indiana, Georgetown, and Louisville. A top recruit in his class obviously has a lot of talent and potential, and now Pinson just needs to work on his weaknesses to be an impact player as a freshman for the Tar Heels.