At 6-foot-8 and 205 pounds, Broward Community College (Fla.) 2020 forward DeAndre Pinckney has the size. Averaging 20.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season has shown he has the ability to make big plays.
Now, Pinckney is looking through his options, which include offers from Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Kansas State and Texas A&M. While he doesn’t claim any favorites, nor have any firm visits set, he does have a pair of visits he knows he’ll be taking.
In the process, Pinckney said he’s looking for where he can have the biggest impact.
“Most guys my size aren’t able to handle the ball,” he confidently said. “I can handle the ball, shoot from three, rebound, bang inside. Most bigs you see, they just rebound and post up. But I have a great stroke, I play one through five and I guard one through five. I’m just an all-around versatile player, and that’s what separates me. It doesn’t matter the system, I feel like I can play because of my style of play. I’m able to transition to different positions on the court.”
Pinckney said he’s still in the process of nailing down specific dates, but he’ll be visiting Virginia Tech and St. John’s officially in March. Those will come after each team’s season concludes.
The Hokies offered Pinckney early last month, but the connection began well before that. Pinckney said he’s liked what he’s seen with Virginia Tech.
“Their style of play, how they allow guys to play, is exactly how my coach allows me to play,” he said. “Landers Nolley, our games are similar,...
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