"I think at the end of the day Jay wants to play at the highest level, with and against the best players in the country," New Heights coach Kimani Young told Scout..com. "It's one of the Top 10 programs in the country, they're visible and they're going to be in those bright spots very often."
Jay Wright's program already owned Top 100 pledges from Markus Kennedy and James Bell. Not since the 76ers handed a No. 34 jersey to Charles Barkley has the town seen a player with Pinkston's unique style.
"They see him as just a player. That's what it is. We didn't get caught in position or where he's going to play. We didn't want any promises. We wanted a winning program where he's going to play against the best."