Summary: One of Australia’s rising ‘big’ prospects, 22 year old Pineau comes to the Kings following a solid four year stint at renowned St Mary’s College in California – a program that catapulted Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova to the NBA and numerous others to professional international careers. Pineau is a second-generation basketball player, his father Brad having played a total of 52 NBL games with the Devonport Warriors & Melbourne Tigers between 1989 and 1991.
Statistical highlights: Finished as St Mary’s all-time leader in field goal percentage, connecting on nearly 62% of his attempts. Averaged 11.5 points, 8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 2015-16 season.
Career highlights: Played in the 2017 NCAA Tournament in his senior season, advancing to round two, following a 29-5 win/loss record for the season. Was a member of the Australian team competing at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championships held in the Czech Republic. Captained the Australian Under-18 team at the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany.