Jesse Pinegar Athlete Profile

#4 Jesse Pinegar

Jesse Pinegar
Position: Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 220 Roster Years: 2000-2002 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Brighton High School

Personal

Born September 1981 in Salt Lake City ... parents are Jeffery and Shauna Pinegar ... likes golf and art ... graduated from Brighton High School in Salt Lake City with 3.5 GPA ... recruited by Stanford, Arizona, UCLA, Utah, Duke and Syracuse ... will major in business.

At BYU

CAPSULE: Pinegar redshirted last year after coming to BYU as one of the Cougars' top recruits and the first of BYU's top-20 recruiting class to commit to the Cougars ... He was rated the top center in the West as a junior and sat out his senior year of high school after shoulder surgery ...An extremely skilled offensive player, he was expected to play a strong role for BYU this season but again injured his shoulder in June ... He will be out until at least December and perhaps longer to recover from the surgery to his left (non dominant) shoulder ... The latest surgery should completely repair the injury ... A mobile, athletic player, he can play the 3, 4 or 5 positions and has excellent range beyond the three-point line ... He is an outstanding passer and a very skilled young offensive post player ... He made significant strides in the weight room this past season before the injury .... He has the tools to play a significant role once healthy.
... REDSHIRT (2000-2001)

Before BYU

Missed his senior season at Brighton High School due to shoulder surgery ... earned all-state and all-region honors during his sophomore and junior seasons ... named team Most Valuable Player his junior season ... averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks his junior year ... coached by Jim Jimas ... excelled during AAU competition as part of state and national AAU championship teams ... named BCI, Athlon Sports, Street and Smith, Nike and Adidas All-American ... selected to BCI, Las Vegas Easter Classic and Spiece all-tournament teams ... named Reno Classic MVP ... recognized as top center in the West by Pac-West magazine ... Fab 15 recruit as best 15 players in 10 western states.