Pinson signs with MU Basketball

Xavier Pinson became the fourth member of MU Basketball's 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday.

COLUMBIA -- Xavier Pinson added his name to Mizzou Basketball's 2018 recruiting class when he officially signed with the Tigers on Wednesday.

Pinson, a 6-foot-2 guard from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, joins K.J. Santos, Javon Pickett and Torrence Watson in MU's 2018 class.

“We are thrilled to welcome Xavier Pinson into the Mizzou Basketball family,” Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin said. “Xavier has tremendous passion for the game and has all of the tools to become a standout guard in the SEC. He has a great work ethic and has tremendous athletic ability. Xavier is an elite passer who is always looking to get his teammates involved. He is an ideal fit for our program, and we look forward to getting him on campus this summer and watching him grow.”

Pinson averaged 11.8 points and 3.8 assists per game at Simeon last season. He chose the Tigers over Georgetown, Wisconsin and Dayton.

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