Pritchard Down To Seven; Plans Visits

The end of July was certainly a success for Tom Pritchard. He performed at a high level during a pair of events and he caught the eye of both mid-major and high-major coaches.

Tom Pritchard turned his game up the last two weeks in July. Playing for King of the Court, the rising senior showed off an improved game and even went on dominates spurts during the RBK Summer Championship and AAU Nationals.

His solid play now has him on the mid-major/high-major fence. He currently claims scholarship offers from both levels and the 6-foot-8, 235-pound power forward is facing a tough decision.

"I'm still trying to figure out if I want to do mid-major or [high] major," Pritchard said. "I'm not really sure, but I'm just going to check out the schools and think about which one I like more and make a decision off of that."

"I'm definitely getting a lot more calls and a lot more looks. It all just kind of opened up. I got a lot more schools on me and I've got it narrowed it down to seven schools right now."

The Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward standout narrowed his list to Miami-OH, Dayton, Penn State, Virginia, Indiana, Bucknell and Providence. He said all seven schools on his final list have offered scholarships.

The next step for Pritchard is to take visits. This past weekend he took a pair of unofficial visits and he's in the process of setting up official visits to some of the other schools on his list.

"This past weekend I visited Penn State and Bucknell. I have visits lined up for Indiana (15th) in the middle of September and one for Virgina (29th) at the end of September, but we are trying to move that one up."

Pritchard's visits to Penn State and Bucknell were a success and he got the chance to compare very different schools in the same weekend.

"[The visits] went well," Pritchard said. "The schools were nice but were a big difference because Penn State is like 35,000 [students] and Bucknell is something like 5,000 so it was a big difference, but I liked both."

At this point Pritchard doesn't claim any favorites. He plans to take his visits before making a college decision.


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