banner
North Carolina

Class of 2014 recruit Pinson picks UNC

Posted May 22, 2013

— Theo Pinson announced on Wednesday that he has committed to North Carolina.

The 6-6, 180-pound wing from High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian Academy made his decision known at a mid-day event at his school.

Pinson's announced finalists were Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Louisville and North Carolina. He also considered offers from Ohio State, UConn, Tennessee and many ACC schools.

Pinson, a member of the Class of 2014, has been a heralded prospect since he entered high school. His first contact with UNC was in the spring of 2011, as he was completing his freshman year, and his first visit to Chapel Hill followed shortly thereafter.

It'd be the first of his many trips to UNC. Pinson attended multiple Tar Heel games during both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, plus made two additional campus stops last fall.

Roy Williams began personally evaluating Pinson in late 2011, but it was during the summer of 2012 that stellar play affirmed the in-state standout as a priority recruit for UNC. Williams watched Pinson's All-Tournament weekend at the prestigious Nike Global Challenge in July 2012, including a stellar 23-point, 10-rebound outing matched up against No. 1-ranked Andrew Wiggins. That Monday evening (July 16), Roy Williams called to offer a scholarship.

Williams closely tracked Pinson for the remainder of the 2012 summer, attended two of his games during the 2012-13 high school season, and he remained a priority recruit this spring. UNC coaches attended all of his games during the two April 2013 Evaluation Period weekends, with Roy Williams courtside for a Pinson game every day he was at an EYBL event.

In terms of the other schools that were seriously involved, Pinson only taken one official visit during his recruitment - to Indiana in February. That was his second trip to Bloomington and arguably no school recruited Pinson harder than the Hoosiers. Pinson made multiple trips to Duke over the past two years, plus one visit to Georgetown this past season (after which he drove to Chapel Hill to attend the UNC-Duke game that evening).

Pinson led Wesleyan C.A. to the 2013 NCISAA 3A state championship, the school's first title since 1993. The Greensboro native attended Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy for his freshman season.

Pinson becomes the third member of UNC's 2014 recruiting class -- joining point guard Joel Berry and forward Justin Jackson -- all of whom are ranked in the Scout.com Top 20.

64 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • johnnybgood May 23, 10:37 a.m.

    A good p/up for Ol' Roy. This class is shaping up to be one of his better ones.

  • rushbot May 23, 8:53 a.m.

    i guess he figured out he wouldn't get very many minutes at Duke...

  • kornfan2448 May 23, 7:44 a.m.

    Commitments from 3 of the top 15 prospects, guess ol' Roy's still got it dabgummit!

  • Spirit of Evilash May 23, 5:21 a.m.

    Seems to be a few jilted Blue Haters like Buffy that have their thongs in a wad. Roy lands a big recruit, just another day at the office. Some of you girlz seem to be hatin the playa instead of hatin the game.

    Whoot!!! Go Tar Heels!!! #PinsonBlood!!!

  • Spirit of Evilash May 23, 5:16 a.m.

    Roy has had his share of great recruits, just can't do anything with them... really disappointed... View More

    — Posted by Boogalooboy

    LMATHTO at the "Ring Shine" boy. Hey, "Ring Shine" boy, go get your shine box, Roy's 2 Natty rings need some polishing up. Chop, chop...

  • Spirit of Evilash May 23, 5:12 a.m.

    I lost you at "according" since it contains more than 4 letters.

    — Posted by stillheelman73

    oh boy....i would expect more from a triple-double guy like yourself.

    — Posted by kmorsreturn

    Sadly, I expect no more from you. Expectations from those with double-digit IQs are best kept low.

    — Posted by stillheelman73

    i have a high enough IQ not to read Scout's ratings

    — Posted by kmorsreturn

    It's ok Buffy, you don't have to make an excuse for your reading troubles, we understand. B-)

  • Spirit of Evilash May 23, 5:10 a.m.

    #cheaterblood

    — Posted by kmorsreturn

    Sometimes it takes a bit more than jewelry. Will Duke sue like Mario is doing to get it's bling back sicne he's not marrying the Devils? B)

  • 903 mens national championships May 22, 10:50 p.m.

    and he already has 2 credits and a tutor

    — Posted by badcompany1023

    He receives a semester's worth of AFAM credits for signing the LOI in the fall...

  • 903 mens national championships May 22, 10:48 p.m.

    Roy has had his share of great recruits, just can't do anything with them... really disappointed... View More

    — Posted by Boogalooboy

    The 2009 and 2012 team say hello. The 2012 team was a Kendall Marshall injury away from being... View More

    — Posted by hi_i_am_wade

    We all saw the 2010 season.... and 2013....

  • badcompany1023 May 22, 10:00 p.m.

    and he already has 2 credits and a tutor

More...

 

 

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Third Round

    Saturday at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • ACC Football Kickoff Show

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Third Round & Women’s Fourth Round

    Sunday at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs Georgia Southern

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-FM

  • HSFB: Southern Durham at Hillside

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Sunday at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday
Scoreboard
Local
Final
GWI 8
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CAR
Final
PIT 3
STL 1
Final
SEA 4
TEX 12
Final
BAL 1
TAM 3
Final
PHI 8
WAS 4
Final
TOR 5
BOS 2
Final
DET 4
NYY 8
Final
NYM 2
ATL 3
Final
CIN 7
CHC 5
Final
CWS 3
CLE 2
Final
KAN 6
MIN 1
Final
HOU 4
OAK 5
Final
SDP 3
MIL 2
Final
ARI 1
LOS 3
Final
ANA 6
MIA 1
Final
SFG 4
COL 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
CHC
 
1:08pm Today
DET
NYY
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
TAM
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
6:00pm Tonight
SCAR
TEXAM
7:02pm Tonight
LAMON
WAKE
8:00pm Tonight
MISS
BSU
8:00pm Tonight
TULSA
TULA
9:15pm Tonight
VANDY
TEMPL
10:00pm Tonight
WASU
RUTG
10:30pm Tonight
ARST
WEBER
6:00pm Tonight
JAC
ATL
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
DET
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
IND
7:00pm Tonight
GBP
KAN
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
NYJ
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
STL
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CAR
7:30pm Tonight
NYG
NEP
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
NOS
BAL
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
CHI
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
DEN
8:00pm Tonight
TEN
MIN
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
SFX
10:00pm Tonight
SDC
ARI
10:00pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
Final
GWI 8
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR