Blue Devil Nation Premium is bringing the fire this week as Andrew Slater shares his in depth interviews with the nations finest talent. and players on the Duke coaches radar. We started on Monday with Nerlens Noel and Julius Ranldle on Tuesday. Today, Theo Pinson Jr. takes center stage and you don’t want to miss his comments on Duke and so much more. If you have yet to subscribe to or try BDN Premium, now is the time to check it out and we are sure you will be more than satisfied with our content. And next up? Rasheed Sulaimon checks in tomorrow, so join now and chat it up with our knowledgeable members on our message board.
Theo Pinson, Jr. is a long 6’5″ wing from Greensboro, NC. Presently, he goes to school at nearby Oak Ridge Military Academy. This past season, the versatile freshman took on added responsibilities, as the team’s senior leaders, Jacob Lawson (Purdue) and Chris Jones (Tennessee), were unable to play, due to a season-ending injury and a violation deemed worthy of dismissal from the school, respectively. The bouncy 2014 prospect helped weather the storm and added a much-needed scoring punch, allowing the academy to finish with a commendable 35-6 record.
On the AAU circuit, he’s joined forces with Rodney Purvis, as the backcourt for the CP3 All-Stars, helping them achieve an 8-2 record thus far. Playing with the 17s, he’s managed to average over thirteen points, five rebounds, two steals and assists over the initial ten games of Nike’s first two EYBL stops. His three-point shot improved, as the rising sophomore was able to connect on fifty percent (10 of 20) of his deep perimeter shots in the recent Dallas wing.
Last October, the North Carolina native chose to enjoy the atmosphere at the Countdown to Craziness. During the recent open period, Duke reciprocated, visiting Pinson at his current school.
In late March, Pinson was named as one of twenty-four players, including Duke recruit Jabari Parker, invited to be part of USA Basketball’s next developmental team. In June, he will fly out to Colorado again, hoping to make the final cut of twelve for the USA’s U16 team that will compete for the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Leon, Mexico. It’s an exciting time for the Pinson family and his dad, Theo, Sr., refreshingly embraces seeing his talented son have to compete for available spots and playing time.
Recently, Theo Pinson spoke exclusively with Blue Devil Nation.
How have you done individually and as a team this AAU season?
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