NBA Camp: J.P. Prince Update

<b>RICHMOND, Va. –</b> We'll concede that 6-foot-6 point guards are the exception to the rule in high school basketball. Meet J.P. Prince, the summer of 2005 exception.

J.P. Prince, a senior Top 50 player from Memphis (Tenn.) White Station isn't out to win over everyone this summer. In fact, he probably doesn't care too much what everyone thinks. That's why the debate over his candidacy as a point guard matters little to him.

"Some [college coaches] don't think I am [a PG]," Prince said Saturday night. "I think they just came to see if everything they hear is true. It doesn't bother me, as long as I win."

Here at the NBA Camp, there's no discussion over Prince's position. He's listed on the roster as a point guard. "Everyone here knows I'm a point guard."

If he looks like a point guard, plays like a point guard and wants to be a point guard, what's left? Talking like one? Well, he does that too. "I just want to get better and make people better. I've been about team. I play to win."

Prince has a long list of contenders for his services. North Carolina State, Mississippi State, Memphis, Stanford, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt have been in the mix a long time. Prince said that Florida recently offered and Connecticut has begun calling.

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