Xavier Pinson

Updated on 6/27/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
College: LSU
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 6/23/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent scorer off the dribble
Good free throw shooter
Adequate playmaker
Adequate rebounder for his size
Decent defender
Good athlete

Cons:
Needs to improve his shooting
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Needs to improve his decision-making skills
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

Summary:
Xavier Pinson is a speedy, fleet-footed guard that can put up points in a hurry.  He is Missouri’s most athletic player on the team, and he can generate plenty of offense when he gets into a rhythm.  On the other hand, he can be too inconsistent with his jump shot, and he can tend to be too turnover-prone in games.  Recently, he transferred to LSU to play for them next season. He didn’t shoot the ball particularly well this year, and he will need to show teams that he can reliably run the point. Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
LSU Basketball Bio
247Sports’ Article on Pinson Transferring to LSU

Games Scouted:
1/26/21 Missouri vs. Auburn
11/27/21 LSU vs. Wake Forest
12/29/21 LSU vs. Auburn

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