This kid, Theo Pinson has come a long way, from when I first saw him playing for Southeast Middle School, in a game over at Hairston Middle School, and I hope I spelled Hairston correctly P.J.(Got to watch how you spell that name Hairston these days…..)
Theo has become a real team player and now it looks like he might be a number one player and let’s see, we have had some pretty good talent coming out of our area lately and Theo might be ready to move to the head of the class, at least the Class of 2014…..
Let’s see we’ve had P.J. Hairston to UNC, Deuce Bello and Quincy Miller to Baylor, Jacob Lawson to Purdue, Jay Canty was at Xavier and now he’s headed to Appalachian, Jonathan Frye went down to Tulane, Jordan Weethe to VMI and I know I am leaving a few more out, but this area is really becoming a hotbed for high school basketball players and football and baseball players too for that matter…(I ran into Will Graves from Dudley and UNC last night, at the Wal-Mart on South Elm-Eugene and he is doing good, just back in from playing pro basketball in Japan….Known him since he was in the 8th grade or at least met him back then, and a good kid…..)
Theo Pinson has been pinpointed as the Top high school player in the Nation coming out of the Class of 2014, by recruiting expert Dave Telep, who writes for ESPN.com, the ACC Sports Journal and plenty of other publications…..
Here is what Dave is saying about the Nation’s Top Rising Sophomore from Greensboro, North Carolina, Theo Pinson:
There are six players who could make a case for themselves as the top overall prospect, maybe eight by the time this class goes through the process. For the time being, we settled on Theo Pinson (Oak Ridge, N.C./Oak Ridge Military) as the No. 1 overall player. He is cerebral, competitive, skilled and athletic. He’s got a high-wattage smile and mature approach to the game.
CLICK HERE to read all, this time from Dave Telep at ESPN.com………
*****Theo Pinson will also compete next month for a spot on the 16u USA Olympic Team, with the tryouts to be held in Colorado.*****