LSU Gold
Position
Guard
Height
6'2
Weight
165 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Chicago, Ill.
High School
Simeon Academy
Previous School
Missouri

SENIOR SEASON (2021-22)
Served as LSU’s starting point guard after transferring from Missouri … Played in 27 games in a season that was interrupted in the middle of the year by an MCL sprain to his right knee … Averaged 28.1 minutes a game scoring 9.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.9 steals and a 1.5 assist/turnover ratio … Helped LSU off to a 14-1 start before injuring his leg late in the Tennessee game (1/8) … 16 double figure games in his year at LSU … Posted 26 points and eight assists, including 12-of-13 at the line at Kentucky (2/23) … Had 17 against Lipscomb with five assists, five steals (12/22) … Had seven or more assists in five of the last nine games … Finished with 133 assists … 14 games of five assists or more … 53 steals, topped by the seven against Wake Forest in the championship game of the Emerald Classic (11/27) … Also had five steals vs. Lipscomb (12/22) and against Alabama (3/5) … Made 24 three-pointers and 73-of-91 from the line (80.2%) … With three years at Missouri added in, finished with 1,178 points in 116 games (10.2 average) … 366 total assists and 124 steals with 122 made treys … Finished fourth in SEC in assists average, eighth in FT percentage, seventh in steals average and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio.

PRIOR TO LSU
At Missouri: Started all 26 games for Missouri during the 2020-21 season, averaging 13.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game … 18 games in double figures … Scored a career high 36 points in a game against TCU (1/23), hitting 10-of-14 field goal attempts, including 8-of-13 from the arc … He was also 8-of-9 at the free throw line … Had 23 against Arkansas (2/13), 27 at Tennessee (1/23), 23 at Arkansas (1/2) and 22 vs. Oregon (12/2) … Also hit 10 field goals at Tennessee (1/23) … 10 games of four assists or more, including 8 at Miss. State (1/5) and 6 at Wichita State (12/6) … As a sophomore (2019-20) averaged 11.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, starting 11 of 31 contests … One of three players to record three 24+ point scoring games in the same season. Pinson did it against Arkansas, Auburn and Ole Miss … Scored in double figures 14 times in 2019-20 … As a freshman in 2018-19, played in 31 games, starting 12 while averaging 6.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists …. Became just the third Missouri freshman in program history to shoot at least 40 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point age and 75 percent from the free throw line in the same season … In three seasons has scored 903 points (10.3 average) for 88 games/49 starts … 98 three-pointers made, 2.7 rebounds per game.

High School: Consensus three-star recruit … Helped Simeon Academy to a Top 5 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings and Illinois Class 4A Sectional Championship … Averaged 11.9 points and 3.8 assists while shooting 58.5 percent from the field at Simeon, which was 29-4 and won the Public League championship … Scored 31 points in Chicago’s annual City + Suburban All-Star game …

PERSONAL
Born June 23, 2000 in Chicago … Son of Jackie and Lamont Pinson … Career plan is to be a broadcaster either on television or radio … Major is interdisciplinary studies.

COLLIEGIATE HIGHS
Points – 36, vs. TCU, 1/30/21
Rebounds – 9, twice
Assists – 10, vs. Georgia, 2/16/22
Steals – 7, vs. Wake Forest, 11/27/21
FG Made – 10, three times
FG Attempts – 21, twice
3FG Made – 8, vs. TCU, 1/30/21
3FG Attempts – 13, vs. TCU, 1/30/21
FT Made – 12, three times
FT Attempts – 15, at Arkansas, 1/2/21

Collegiate Scoring Highs
(Missouri and LSU)
1. 36, vs. TCU, 1/30/21
2. 32, vs. Ole Miss, 2/28/20
3. 28, vs. Auburn, 2/15/20
4. 27, vs. Tennessee, 1/23/21
5. 26, at Kentucky, 2/23/22
6. 24, vs. Arkansas, 2/8/20
7. 23, at Arkansas, 1/2/21
7. 23, vs. Arkansas, 2/6/ 21
9. 22, vs. Oregon, 12/2/20

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