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UNC Men's Basketball Bio
1 Theo Pinson

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)

Averaged 12.5 minutes in 24 games • Missed 14 games, including 10 consecutive at one point, due to a broken left foot • Played 14 minutes in the post-season, all in the NCAA Tournament • Was unable to play in the ACC Tournament after aggravating the injury during practice the week of the ACC Tournament • Broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot on January 21st at Wake Forest (the same bone he fractured in high school) • Missed the next 10 games before returning to action with five points in two minutes at Georgia Tech on 3/3 • Played seven minutes in the regular-season finale at home vs. Duke • At the time of his injury in January, he was fourth on the team (tops off the bench) in assists and rebounding • Scored a season-high seven points three times – against Davidson, UAB and home vs. Notre Dame • Had an assist-error ratio of 2.2 to 1 (37/17).

Game Highlights: Grabbed five rebounds against Virginia TechLed Carolina in rebounding with eight and added seven points as he led second-half rally on 1/5 against Notre Dame • All of his points and rebounds vs. the Irish came in 12 second-half minutes • Entered the half with UNC down 11 with 12:50 to play and played all but the final 19 seconds • Also was UNC’s defensive player of the game vs. Notre Dame • Three-pointer, then offensive rebound and slam dunk sparked comeback • Led UNC (outright or shared) in assists three times, including four in 14 minutes at UNCG • Matched his season high in minutes with 20 against William and Mary and had four rebounds and four assists • Had seven points and three steals vs. UAB • Scored five points and had three assists vs. East Carolina • Did not score but had four rebounds and four assists in a season-high 20 minutes against Florida • Led Carolina with seven rebounds (four offensive) and had three assists against UCLA • Capped 43-29 lead going into the half with a last-second put back dunk • Scored a season-high seven points and hit his first three-pointer at Davidson • Had five assists and no turnovers against Robert Morris • Started his first collegiate game vs. NC Central and had four points, four assists and two steals.

PREP

Played for Coach Keith Gatlin at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, N.C. • Earned third-team USA Today All-America honors in 2014 • Played in McDonald's All-America Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic • Won two consecutive 3-A NCISAA state championships • Averaged 23 points as a senior • The Charlotte Observer's Mr. Basketball for North Carolina in 2014 • Won the Elite 24 dunk contest in 2013 • Played at Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy as a freshman • Teamed with Justin Jackson to earn a gold medal for Team USA at FIBA Americas U-16 championship in 2011 in Mexico • 

PERSONAL

Born Theophilus Alphonso Pinson on Nov. 5 • Son of Theo and Barbara Pinson • Has yet to delcare an academic major.

 

Position: Forward/Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Wesleyan Christian Academy
Major: Undeclared
UNC North Carolina Men's Basketball