Enter Casey Prather.
Prather is a 6'5" 180 lbs SF from Jackson, TN who has caught the Wildcats' eye, along with many other schools. "Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Akron, Alabama, Texas, and North Carolina are all recruiting me." Even though Casey claims quite a few scholarship offers, he admits he has yet to receive an offer from Kentucky.
Although Kentucky hasn't officially put an offer on the table, they are very much in the picture. "I like Coach Gillispie, I like their players, and they've got some really good recruits too." One of those ‘really good recruits' is 2009 commitment Jon Hood, who was Prather's AAU teammate for the Nashville Celtics. Casey made it known that he had developed a good relationship with Hood and that they were good friends. While it is Coach Gillispie that Prather really likes, it is Coach Cox who has been recruiting Casey the most. "(UK) said that they think I'm an explosive player. (UK) said that I could be a good player on both ends of the floor." Prather acknowledged that he plans to take some unofficial visits this fall, which he says should include a trip to Lexington.
Prather described his strengths in two main categories; his abilities to score and play defense. As a sophomore at Northside High School, averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 steals per game. While Casey enters his Junior season in High School, he says he's not sure when he will make his college choice. "I don't have any favorites right now - I'm wide open. I'm just playing it by ear." Prather is a 3 star SF from the 2010 class.