Preston Wants To Hear From ACC Powers

Five star power forward Billy Preston has a number of high major programs in pursuit as he readies for his junior season at Dallas’ Prime Prep Academy. He’s also hoping to hear from a trio of ACC programs as his recruitment takes shape. We spoke with Preston about that and more.

With offers from “UCLA, Arizona, Kansas and Connecticut among others, there’s a lot of early interest for five star power forward Billy Preston. However, the Dallas area power forward is open to some more elite programs if they choose to move forward with him.

“I have most every school on my list that I would like to have offers from,” said Preston. “But I want to hear from North Carolina, Syracuse and Duke as well. That’s it though.”

Why those three ACC programs?

“They are good programs, and you just can’t go wrong with Duke. With North Carolina, it’s a good school, and I feel like if I keep working hard that I could get an offer from them.”

Preston moved from Los Angeles to Dallas during his sophomore season and will finish his final two years of his prep career at Prime Prep. Which is why distance doesn’t appear to be any kind of issue at this point in the process.

“I’m willing to go anywhere. It’s what’s best for me. If it’s in SoCal then I’ll go back and if it’s somewhere else then I’ll go anywhere.”

But what if the Blue Devils, Tar Heels, or Orange jumped in with an offer? Would that impact things for him?

“It would affect it a ton. The fact that these teams have offered me is great, but if Duke, Kentucky, those types of schools if they offer me, or they are going to look at that like that’s amazing. It all plans out and even though I can only go to one school, the list is good.”

Despite being labeled a power forward at this point, Preston believes he possesses the ability to play multiple positions and would like to do so at the NCAA level.

“I watched Shabazz Muhammed at UCLA, and though I’m a little bit taller than him but he did a little bit of everything. Dribble, post game, brought the ball up the floor. I also feel like Jabari Parker is a good example, I try to mix in a little bit of everything. Just the fact that players like me, versatile players, they have options on the floor and having that allows you to get to spots and be used in multiple ways. I feel like me in college I’m going to stand out like those guys did.”


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