Xavier Pinson, who has been an emerging name on the club basketball scene over the past few months, is leaving St. Patrick.
The true point guard will be attending Simeon this coming school year, the 6-2 senior told the City/Suburban Hoops Report.
“The biggest reason is that I’m moving in with my dad, and he lives on 72nd Street,” Pinson said of the move and decision to transfer. “It was just going to be too hard getting to St. Pat’s, and my dad isn’t too far from Simeon.”
Simeon is located at 83rd Street on Chicago’s South Side, while St. Patrick is located at Belmont and Austin Avenues on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
Pinson joins a Simeon team that already figured to be a Class 4A state title contender with the return of star Talen Horton-Tucker, Chicago State commit Kezo Brown, 6-5 athlete Messiah Jones and junior point guard Kejuan Clements.
After a breakout season at St. Patrick this past season, Pinson has continued to raise his stock among college coaches. He put together a terrific weekend during the first “live” period in Milwaukee this past weekend and is among the City/Suburban Hoops Report’s top dozen prospects in the Class of 2018.
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