Class of 2022 SF Joseph Pinion committed to play for Arkansas on Friday morning. He is the first commitment of the 2022 class for the Razorbacks. Pinion is a 6-6 wing from Morrilton, AR who is currently a composite 4-Star ranked #102.
He had other offers from these schools: Kansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU, and others.
The high school junior can shoot from all ranges and showcases good athleticism with room to grow in both departments. After watching his tape, I noticed how Pinion really likes to shoot off the dribble and in traffic. He will catch the ball on the run, take 1 dribble, then pull up to shoot from the wings. His long frame gives him that ability at the high school level. Playing in a pace and space style at Arkansas will give Pinion a lot more open opportunities.
Pinion could be the first domino in a loaded in-state class to call the Hogs. Arkansas has offered 5 other Arkansas prospects in the 2022 class. Nick Smith Jr., Derrian Ford, Kel’el Ware, Javion Guy-King, and Creed Williamson.
Eric Musselman’s first class at Arkansas was a consensus Top 10 class. The 2022 class has a chance to be even better than that. Pinion is just the first piece to that puzzle!