|Center / Power forward|
October 10, 1983 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Colton (Colton, California)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|2005||Stade Clermontois BA|
|2012||Atleticos de San German|
|2013-present||Al Naser Dubai|
Kevinn Pinkney (born October 10, 1983) is an American professional basketball player.
Despite a highly successful career as a power forward at the University of Nevada, Reno where he also played with 2007 draft prospect Nick Fazekas and led the overachieving Wolf Pack to the Sweet 16 of the 2005 NCAA Tournament, the 6'10" Pinkney did not hear his name called on draft night of 2005. His size and abilities did not fit scouts' prototypical image of either a power forward or a center. Thus, Pinkney had to pursue his professional basketball career in Europe, where he played for Clermont in France and PGE Turow in Poland.
After a lackluster performance overseas, Pinkney returned to the United States and secured a roster spot on the summer league entry for the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 5.5 points, 3 rebounds and 2.8 assists during limited summer league minutes but did not make the team. The Washington Wizards signed Pinkney as an extra body for training camp but also cut him. Pinkney then signed with the NBA D-League's Bakersfield Jam where he flourished offensively, averaging 20 points per game on 51% shooting. He registered several double-doubles and was named to the 2006-07 Western Conference D-League All-Star team.
On April 4, 2007, the injury-plagued Boston Celtics, owners of the worst record in the Eastern Conference, received a roster exemption from the NBA to add a 16th player. Pinkney made his debut later that night in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Sporting #51, the burly center scored 15 points in his NBA debut. Pinkney was re-signed for another 10-day contract, and played 6 games for the Celtics in total, averaging 5.2 PPG.
In September 2010 he signed a one-year contract with KK Union Olimpija in Slovenia, but he left the club by mutual consent on February 28, 2011. In March 2011 he signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia until the end of the season. In October 2011 he signed a one-year deal with Aliağa Petkim in Turkey. He then joined the Atleticos de San German of Puerto Rico. In April 2013, he signed with Trabzonspor Basketball.
- Pinkney NBA Statistics
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- "Kevinn Pinkney signs with Trabzonspor". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- Media related to Kevinn Pinkney at Wikimedia Commons