JayVaughn Pinkston

JayVaughn Pinkston

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JayVaughn Pinkston is a professional basketball player from the United States. Moreover, JayVaughn Pinkston played for Soles de Mexicali in the Power forward position of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Professional.

Early life

JayVaughn Pinkston was born on the 27th of November, 1991, in Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America. According to his date of birth, he is 30 years old and holds an American nationality. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Sagittarius and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

He is the son of Kerry Pinkston (mother) and his father’s name is unknown. His mother gave birth to him while she was still in high school. She supported him as a single mother by working many jobs, including as a security officer.

As a child,  JayVaughn experienced multiple asthma attacks. At age 11, he started playing basketball as a result of a growth spurt. After years of training with his cousin Tyren, his mother recalls that he was first terrible but started to show signs of improvement.

High School Career

Talking about his academic career, he enrolled at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, where he played under 3 different head coaches. He scored 39 points on average in a defeat against Christ the King High School as a junior.

In his senior year, he led his team to the CHASS Class AA intersection final with 25 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks. In addition to being named New York’s Player, he received the “McDonald’s All-American” and “Parade All-American second team” awards.

College Career

He attended Villanova University after graduation, as he had stated previously. Moreover, he missed all of the games during his first year because he was suspended after being accused of two incidents of harassment and violence. Going further, on November 7, 2010, he got into a fight at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house when a fraternity brother locked him in the laundry room.

He played his first game for Villanova against Monmouth, scoring 9 points and pulling down 4 rebounds. He averaged 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a redshirt freshman. He led the team in scoring with 13.3 points per game in his second year at Villanova University.

He was selected to the preseason second-team All-Big East in his junior year. He had a second-high 27 points and 8 rebounds in a 98-68 victory over St. Joseph’s on December 7th, 2013. As a junior, he increased his averages to 14.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He made his senior debut against Lehigh on November 14th, 2014, with 11 points and 7 rebounds. He was ranked #39 on college basketball’s preseason list of the top players as a senior.

Professional life

In the 2016 NBA Draft, he went undrafted. For the 2015 NBA Summer League, he then joined the Brooklyn Nets.  He joined the Italian Serie A2 Citroen team Dinamica Mantova on July 30, 2016. In addition, he participated in the 2017–18 season for the Polish group Krosno. He now has a contract with the Greek side Kolossos Rodou for the 2018–19 season.

JayVaughn Pinkston

Caption: JayVaughn Pinkston in a basketball match (Source: VU Hoops)

Moreover, he signed a contract with KTP Basket of the Korisliiga on September 17, 2019. He scored 16.4 points, grabbed 5.9 rebounds, assisted 2.5 times, and stole 1.4 times per game. He signed a contract with the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional’s Soles de Mexicali on August 22, 2020.  He quit the club after suffering a calf injury in the opening game of the year.

Awards

He has earned several awards and honors during his professional career. Moreover, he was named Second-team Parade All-American (2010), McDonald’s All-American (2010), Third-team All-Big East (2013), Second-team All-Big East (2014), and Honorable mention All-Big East (2015).

Net Worth

Officially, he has not shared any information regarding his net worth, salary, and income. According to some online media, he has a net worth of $2 million and his salary is around $50,000.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, this player has not shared anything regarding his personal and love life. Moreover, we can presume that this player might be single and unmarried at the moment. As of now, this player is not a part of controversy nor got rumors and focuses on his games.

Body Measurement and Social Media

This basketball player stands 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 109 kg. Moreover, he has short black hair with brown eyes color and there is no other information regarding his other body stats.

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Caption: JayVaughn Pinkston body measurement (Source: Alchetron)

At the moment, this basketball player is not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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