JayVaughn Pinkston Should Be A Dark Horse For Big East Player of the Year

By Trevor Lowry
JayVaughn Pinkston
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Villonava Wildcats’ JayVaughn Pinkston will be counted on quite a bit in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Believe it or not, he definitely is a dark horse for Big East Player of the Year.

Pinkston is coming off of a season where he averaged 13.3 points per game and five rebounds per game in just 26.1 minutes per game. There are plenty of things that he will have to improve on and having a more efficient shot is one of them.

He shot 46.4 percent from the field and 27 percent from behind the arc–only attempted 37 threes.

More playing time would definitely boost his numbers, but leading Villanova to a conference title would be the biggest thing that he could do. The Wildcats will be playing in a completely different Big East in the upcoming season. Not to mention, it is one that they can definitely compete in.

The Wildcats won’t be the top dogs coming into the conference or really anything close to it, but this is going to be a jam-packed conference to say the least. It at least has the potential of that, since really a number of different teams could be crowned champs.

Whether the case, Pinkston could do himself a huge favor by stepping up his game on and off the court in the upcoming season. Who knows, he may even win Big East Player of the Year, but he will have to go up against players like Doug McDermott.

Still, Pinkston is a great player and Villanova could surprise a lot of people in the 2013-14 season.

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