PINKNEY'S GAME: A team captain in 2004-2005 for the Wolf Pack...Raw athlete with good size and good hands...Has the skill and mobility to counter stronger power forwards...Possesses good shot blocking ability...Ranks seventh all-time in blocked shots (64) in the Wolf Pack record book.
2003-2004 SEASON (JUNIOR): One of two players to start all 34 games...Has started 50 consecutive games for the Silver and Blue...Ranked fifth on the team in scoring (9.4 ppg) and was tied for second in rebounding (5.7 rpg)...Shot 51.3 percent from the field and 69.8 percent from the free-throw line...Recorded two double-doubles and scored double figures in 17 games, including a pair of 20-point performances against Portland and Gonzaga, respectively...Averaged 13.7 ppg and shot 69.6 percent from the field during Nevada's run in the NCAA Tournament, which included 20 points against the `Zags in the second round...Finished third on the team with 33 blocks (1.0 bpg), including a career-high three rejections against UTEP in the championship game of the WAC Tournament...Scored a game-high 15 in the same game against the Miners.
2002-2003 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started 16 games before his season was cut short because of a severe thigh contusion... Suited up for the final seven games of the season, but did not play...Averaged 7.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game before his injury...Ranked second on the team in rebounding...Turned in his finest performance in a Wolf Pack uniform against Weber State on November 30...Scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to notch his second career double-double versus the Wildcats...His 11-of-12 (.917) field-goal percentage against Weber State was tied for the 11th best single-game performance in the NCAA...Recorded his third career double-double at home versus Seattle Pacific on December 19 when he scored 18 points and ripped down a career-best 17 rebounds...Played a career-high 36 minutes against Arizona State on December 10...Had at least one block in 13-of-16 games...Finished the year second on the team in field-goal percentage (.495) behind fellow post player Sean Paul.
2001-2002 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Played in 29 games and averaged 3.2 ppg and 3.1 rebounds per game...Shot .441 (30-of-68) from the field and .615 (32-of-52) from the free-throw line...Scored a season-high 12 points against Rice and turned in his first collegiate double-double with a season-best 10 rebounds in the game on January 31...Also had 12 points versus Hawai`i on February 28...Came up with eight crucial points in the Wolf Pack's first round win over the SMU Mustangs in the WAC Tournament...Tied for second on the team in blocks (15) with Kirk Snyder...Played a season-high 23 minutes versus Hawai`i on February 28...Went 13-of-20 (.650) from the field in his last six games of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two varsity letters as a power forward/center at Colton High School in Colton, Calif...Played for coach Byron Wesley... Averaged 21.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior...Helped the Yellowjackets to a 15-13 record and their first appearance in the state playoffs since 1997...A McDonald's All-American nominee...Named first team all-conference, first team all-section, second-team all-county and was honorable mention all-state... Scored a career-high 46 points in one game.
PERSONAL: A General Studies major...Born 10/20/83...Son of Belvis and Patricia Pinkney...Enjoys collecting sports cards, playing video games and reading in his spare time.