Recruiting On Hold For Pressey

Phil Pressey is among the best point guards in the sophomore class and he's getting plenty of college interest, he's just not sure who it's from.

There likely isn't a shortage of college interest for Phil Pressey, but the 5-foot-8, 150-pound point guard wouldn't know because his recruiting process is on hold.

"I really don't know because my mom doesn't really want me to deal with that stuff until I'm a junior," Pressey said. "So she's been keeping all of my letters and my coach has a whole box full that he hasn't showed me. I really don't like it. I want to know."

To top it off, Pressey plays AAU ball with Jamaal Coombs and Alex Oriakhi, both of which made college decisions when they were sophomores, and that got Pressey itching to get involved in the recruiting process more.

"It actually did, but then I thought again because they are missing out on the whole recruiting process because they committed so early," Pressey said.

Although he's not quite sure who is showing interest, Pressey did mention Texas as a school he would like to hear from. The four-star guard is a San Antonio (Tex.) native and grew up watching the Longhorns.

"Probably Texas," he said when asked who he wanted to hear from. "That's my dream school. That's where I'm from and that's where I was born."

This season Pressey, of Ashburrnham (Mass.) Cushing Academy put up 15 points and 8 assists per game and led C.A. to the NEPSAC Class B semi-finals

"It was pretty good," Pressey said of his sophomore season. "We lost to a couple of class A schools. The only team we lost to in our class is Tilton, who has Alex Oriakhi. We lost to his team, but that's the only team that we had trouble with."

"I actually had a real good year," he continued. "I really haven't had anybody that I've compared to up in the East where I played at. The only guy I played against that gave me competition was Anthony Crater."

With the season over, Pressey is prepping for the AAU circuit. He and his BABC teammates will kick off the spring at the Boo Williams Invitational the second weekend of April.

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