Kevinn Pinkney

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Kevinn Pinkney
Kevinn Pinkney 2011-03-26 (3).JPG
No. 21 – Maccabi Haifa
Position Center / Power forward
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1983-10-10) October 10, 1983 (age 33)
Colton, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Colton (Colton, California)
College Nevada (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005 Stade Clermontois BA
2006 Turów Zgorzelec
2006–2007 Bakersfield Jam
2007 Boston Celtics
2007–2008 Angelico Biella
2008–2009 NGC Cantù
2009–2010 Hapoel Jerusalem
2010–2011 Union Olimpija
2011 Enisey Krasnoyarsk
2011–2012 Aliağa Petkim
2012–2013 Atleticos de San German
2013 Angelico Biella
2013 Trabzonspor Basketball
2013 Heilongjiang Zhaozhou Feng Shen
2013–2014 Al Naser Dubai
2015 Champville SC
2015–2016 Bucaneros de La Guaira
2016 Phoenix Fuel Masters
2017–present Maccabi Haifa
Career highlights and awards

Kevinn Lamar Pinkney (born October 10, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

For the 2007–2008 season, he signed with the Italian Serie A team Angelico Biella.[2]

In September 2010 he signed a one-year contract with KK Union Olimpija in Slovenia,[3] but he left the club by mutual consent on February 28, 2011.[4] In March 2011 he signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia until the end of the season.[5] In October 2011 he signed a one-year deal with Aliağa Petkim in Turkey.[6] He then joined the Atleticos de San German of Puerto Rico.[7] In April 2013, he signed with Trabzonspor Basketball.[8]

In March 2015, he signed with Bucaneros de La Guaira of Venezuela.[9]

On February 26, 2016, Pinkney was signed by Phoenix Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association, replacing Kenny Adeleke as the team's import.[10]

On January 23, 2017, Pinkney signed with Israeli club Maccabi Haifa.[11]


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