Chris Prescott Transformation

Chris Prescott and his high school coach at Northwest Catholic were the first ones to admit that he came into the program as a scorer. Now the 6-foot-2 junior has turned himself into much more than that.

Chris Prescott isn't quite there yet – and he'll be the first one to admit it. However, he's not all that far away.

The Northwest Catholic (Conn.) 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior is still making the conversion to becoming a true floor leader and if last week is any indication, he's well on track to becoming a point guard who can do it all.

``When he came to our school as a freshman, he was a big, strong kid and came in with the reputation as a big-time scorer," Northwest Catholic coach John Mirabello said. "But he has tremendous vision, has a great feel and loves to pass. He's realizing he can be a point guard and his game is evolving."

``I know I need to improve on everything," Prescott said. ``Every day I'm working on trying to become a better all-around player."

The 16-year-old Prescott averaged 13 points and six assists last season and helped lead his team to the state semifinals.

In the first game of the Elite New England Top 75 Showcase last week, Prescott did it all – he got to the basket and finished, made shots from the perimeter and also passed the ball effectively which resulted in easy baskets for his teammates. Admittedly, Prescott was tired by the time the all-star game took place – and it showed.

``I think I had my name out there a little bit going into the summer, but I think it's out there a little further now after the summer," Prescott said. "I was able to prove myself against really good competition."

``Being from Connecticut, we don't get the publicity that people from New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia," he added. "I feel that the top players from Connecticut feel that we can be at the same level as the top players in New York."

Mirabello said he's recently heard from Wake Forest, Xavier, Boston College, Rutgers and Miami. Prescott said those five are among his favorites and he also added Seton Hall, St. Joseph's, UMass and Rhode Island to that group.

``I don't have a favorite right now," Prescott said. "The three main things for me are how I fit in, how I feel about the coaching staff and also the location."


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