USI's Pimble anxious to lead

USI's basketball team should have a new look next season. Coach Rick Herdes made no secret of his desire to find some players who can put the team back on the winning track.

But he's also counting on one of last year's recruiting finds.

Anthony Pimble came in as a junior college transfer and proved to be one of the eagles top players--a good shooter who could also jump thru the roof. He averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds per game. Now in his second year on campus, he told 14News he's going to try to help set the tone for next season.

"It's my senior year so I've got a lot to prove and I'm also a leader now being one of the team captains," Pimble said. "I've got to work on my game and help others work on theirs."

Pimble is hoping to get a chance to play professionally somewhere after his college career ends.  For now, he's helping out at USI's summer camps for kids.

"I love working with kids and it seems like they love working with me.  I'd like to do that later on so camps like this have been great for me."

Pimble sometimes shows off his remarkable leaping ability when the campers request a demonstration.

"They're like 'do this! do that!', so I try to do a few dunks and tricks just to keep it fun," he said.