Pinckney has major attention

Four-star point guard Keith Pinckney has made an impact on his team this year, and college coaches continue to stop by the school.

In his first season at Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove, Keith Pinckney has been very impressive. His team is one win away from another title, and Pinckney is a big reason why. The four-star point guard continues to get better and better and college coaches are taking notice.

Miller Grove head coach Sharman White has had some very impressive players come through his school during his tenure. The next one on the list will be Pinckney, and White says his junior floor general has had an impressive year.

"Keith's had a good year," said White. "It has been a year of transition for him with a more competitive atmosphere because of the type of schedule we play. There was a period of adjustment, but you could never tell by looking at his numbers."

He continued, "He has been playing extremely well the second half of the season. He can just do so much. Keith can score, he can run the team, he can score off the ball, he can dominate the ball and score, and just has a unique way of getting his teammates involved. Also he is a top notch student and a great kid overall. He's just been one of our top guys all year long."

Recruiting wise it is no surprise that some of the top academic schools as well as top basketball schools are showing interest in the 4.0 student.

"Harvard, Stanford, Ohio State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, there are a lot of them," White explained. "So many have stopped by it is tough to keep track, but he has a lot of schools very interested in him."

Along with those schools, Pinckney has also heard from places such as Miami, Mississippi State, Auburn, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Alabama, and Clemson.

For now though Pinckney is focused on getting Miller Grove another state title as well as getting better. In fact White says there is one area that Pinckney will definitely be focusing on this off-season.

"I just want him to continue to get stronger physically," said White. "That is probably the biggest thing. He has a lot of tools in the toolbox, and if he can keep on sharpening things he has a chance to be one to remember, but it all starts with improving physically."

Currently Pinckney is the No. 17 point guard and the No. 76 player overall in the class of 2014.


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