Theo Pinson

Height: 6-6

Weight: 200

College: North Carolina

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 11/5/1995

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 rebounder

Solid defensive player that can rack up steals

Gifted athlete

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.


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