Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pinkston postponing decision

Jayvaughn Pinkston, the top player in New York City this year, was expected to make his college decision at 4 p.m. today.

However, it turns out that he will be waiting until the spring.

“Jayvaughn will not be making his announcement today,” Kimani Young, Pinkston’s AAU director, said in a text message. “He’s not 100% sure where he wants to go to school so he’ll wait until the spring to make his decision.”

A report in the New York Daily News on Tuesday stated that Pinkston was prepared to commit to Tennessee, although Young debunked that rumor.

One has to wonder, though, if this decision to postpone the announcement has anything to do with Tobias Harris’ trip to Tennessee late last night. Harris, a five-star recruit in the class of 2010, will make his decision on Thursday – and Tennessee is the rumored favorite in that race.

“No,” Young said. “Jay is concerned with his recruitment and his recruitment only.”

Despite that, signs point to the idea that Pinkston was prepared to commit to Tennessee, but had second thoughts once Harris took his last-minute trip to Knoxville – and likely cemented the fact that Harris will indeed sign with the Volunteers.

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