Xavier Pinson

Updated on 4/12/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 170
College: LSU
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 6/23/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent scorer off the dribble
Good free throw shooter
Handles the ball well
Adequate rebounder for his size
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. Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
247Sports’ Article on Pinson Transferring to LSU

Games Scouted:
1/26/21 Missouri vs. Auburn

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