““We did it for Terrell [Coleman]--our brother,” Pinckney said. “It’s amazing what a group of guys can do when they have a why. When they come together as one--as a unit, it’s amazing. We are just blessed and highly favored and we just thank the Lord.”
Just before the season began, Coleman, who was 15 years old, died during an AAU game.
“Terrell was a very special part of our program,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White said. “He was incredible and to lose him like we did it was devastating to our guys and me.”
In the Class AAAAA finale, Pinckney scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the Wolverines cruised to a 70-43 win over Warner Robins at the Macon Centreplex on Mar. 7.
“The last couple of days my coach was telling me to go out on top and I just had to go hard for my team and step up and be a man,” Pinckney said.
Pinckney’s biggest impact came in the third quarter when he sandwiched a three-point play and a layup between a pair of 3-pointers as the Wolverines built a 53-29 advantage heading into the final period.