Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
College: North Carolina
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 69
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on the move
Can post up smaller players
Decent scorer off the dribble
Solid playmaker that can run the point
Solid defensive player that can rack up steals
Great size to play multiple positions
Needs to improve his shooting
Struggles to score in traffic
Must improve his shot selection
Does not shoot the ball enough
Can play too wildly on offense
Missed considerable time due to a broken foot
Theo Pinson is a very athletic swingman that passes and handles the ball well, and he plays like a big point guard when he is on the floor. He is a gifted ball handler that can get to anywhere on the court, and he is also a solid scorer off the dribble.
He is also a strong rebounder, and he has the athleticism to be a solid defender in the NBA. But right now, he will need to improve his jump shot significantly.
Pinson has been a terrific role player for North Carolina, as he has been indispensable for them, as he has shown strong playmaking, rebounding, and defensive skills.
But he is neither a good shooter or scorer, and the NBA is moving towards an era where just about everyone needs to be able to shoot. Pinson may be the ultimate collegiate role player, but his struggles to shoot or score could hurt his stock. Right now, he may rate as a borderline second round round candidate for this draft.
ESPN Article regarding Theo Pinson
4/1/17 North Carolina vs. Oregon
4/3/17 North Carolina vs. Gonzaga
2/8/18 North Carolina vs. Duke
2/27/18 North Carolina vs. Miami (Fl)
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