November 13, 2013

Pinson Signs, Seeks Legacy at UNC

Theo Pinson has gotten used to being a future Tar Heel already. Today, at 3:30 pm in his school gymnasium, the 6-6 senior guard will take the next step and sign his national letter-of-intent to play basketball at The University of North Carolina.

He won't be the only one signing papers though -- he will have some company at Wesleyan Christian Academy in Winston-Salem.

Pinson will join several other teammates in a small ceremony in his high school gymnasium.

He tells THI that his family will be on hand to watch him make things official.

"My mom and dad will be there and my little sister. And whoever wants to come," he said.

While Pinson is excited to start his senior season, he's ready to take the next step and begin the next chapter in his journey. He embraces the road ahead and it's easy to hear in his words and tone that he's anxious to playing in the Dean Smith Center.

"I'm just excited," he said. "It just means the time is getting closer for a new chapter in my life and I'm ready to take it on."

Pinson knows full well what he brings to the table as a basketball prospect in terms of athleticism, quickness, versatility, defense and being a winner. He also knows that he wants to continue his evolution as a team leader. He explains.

"I will be a team player and do whatever it takes to win basketball games. The difference this year is that I will take on the leader role and lead by example at all times," he said. "At all times."

In terms of how he wants to build his legacy in Chapel Hill -- Pinson is a man of few words. His message is simple. It's also direct and to the point.

" I want (the UNC fans) to remember me as a great player, a great person and a national champion," he continued.

Music to the ears of thousands.

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