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UNC Men's Basketball Bio
1 Theo Pinson
Pinson Pinson 1870637

CAREER

Played in 64 games with eight starts • Has 152 assists and an assist/error ratio of 2.3/1 • Scored in double figures six times with a high of 13 vs. Clemson on 12/30/15.

 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)

Third on the team in assists with 115 • Led the team with an assist every 6.5 minutes of action • Led the Tar Heels in assists nine times • First UNC non-starter with 100 assists in a season since Quentin Thomas had 113 in 2008 • Assist-error ratio of 2.3/1 (115/49) • Five or more assists seven times • More assists than turnovers in 31 games • Scored in double figures six times • Made 18 three-pointers, including nine in the first six games • Started the first six games in the backcourt and the Feb. 9 game at Boston College at small forward • Tar Heels were 6-1 in his seven starts and 6-1 when he had five or more assists.

Game Highlights

Had five points and five rebounds in national semifinal vs. Syracuse • Scored six points with four assists in the regional final vs. Notre Dame • Second on the team in assists in the ACC Tournament with 11 • Had seven assists in 14 minutes vs. Pitt in the ACC QF and three assists and five rebounds vs. Notre Dame in the semifinals • Key figure in the win at Duke as he finished with six points, five rebounds and a team-high four assists • Two field goals both came on tip-ins, the latter of which broke the only tie of the game at 49-all • Made both ends of a 1-and-1 with 26 seconds to play with UNC holding a three-point lead • Defense against Cat Barber late in the first half helped UNC take the lead it would not relinquish in the win at NC State • Sparked Carolina’s win over Clemson with a career-high 13 points and six rebounds • Played 19 minutes, a number of them at the ‘4’ in the win vs. UCLA when UNC went ‘small’ • Scored in double figures in both games in Kansas City • Matched his career high with eight assists and hit a career-best three 3FGs against Northwestern • Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against Temple • Set career highs in points (11) and assists (8) vs. Fairfield • First career game in double figures and had an assist-error ratio of 8/0 against Fairfield.

 

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 • Majoring in communication studies • Wears No. 1 because it was his AAU number • Worked on his shooting in the offseason • Favorite former Tar Heel is Ty Lawson • Would love to have Kobe Bryant’s complete skill set on the court.

Position: Forward/Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 211
Year: Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Wesleyan Christian Academy
Major: Communication Studies
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