"He brags all the time," Jones said. "I don't know how much of it is true. He has helped me a lot. He takes me to the gym and has coached me. He has done everything with me."
"They have taught us everything we know," Pinkerton said. "It means a lot. It would be nice to be as good as them. I would feel really good about myself."
The two have stepped right in as freshmen and given Skeen and the Indians an immediate impact. Jones is averaging 17.5 points per game with Pinkerton right behind at 15.6.
They helped lead their middle school basketball team to an undefeated 19-0 record en route to the Kanawha County championship last year. They have made the transition to high school look easy.
"It's different but I think I was prepared to play," Jones said. "I played AAU and a lot of basketball. It's not really been that big of a difference. I kind of thought it would be harder. I didn't expect all this success but I hoped that we would."
Jones has already received a scholarship offer from Division I Morehead State. She turned in a solid soccer campaign as well for the Indians with 28 goals scored, fourth best in the area. Pinkerton had 19 goals in soccer and her best sport may be softball.
"We just hope they don't declare for the NBA draft early," said Skeen, who has the pair for four years. "It's very exciting. They are very impressive. They have the talent and they are athletes that work extremely hard at it. They are a coach's dream.