Baby Barkley Calls It

It's kind of poetic that Philadelphia now has another player cut from the mold of Charles Barkley. Jayvaughn Pinkston is one of the most unique players in the class and he's going to play for Jay Wright.

The Villanova Wildcats emerged as the winner. Jayvaughn Pinkston is headed to the Main Line where he'll join one of the nation's top programs.

The 6-foot-6 Bishop Loughlin power forward, ranked No. 35 by Scout.com, committed to the Wildcats after considering St. John's, Tennessee, Connecticut and West Virginia.

"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."


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