Prather himself played well, scoring 14 of his team's 48 points and collecting a solid chunk of rebounds and blocked shots along the way. Still Prather took the loss personally, as he was going up against bigger and heavier opponents in the paint.
"I'm used to it," Prather said, "I have to play pivot for my high school team."
At 6-foot-6 Prather is destined to play shooting guard or small forward at the next levels of basketball, but that does not stop him from doing whatever is asked of him to help his team win, "I work hard on my own to develop my ball handling skills, my passing and my outside shooting," Prather said, "because I know that is what is going to be needed in college."
Still, Casey sees a benefit to playing down in the blocks, "I think this experience is making me tougher, going up against bigger guys. I know I am stronger because of it."
Indeed Prather is built strong and appears to be in tremendous shape.
"Clemson, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Memphis and Kentucky are the schools that are recruiting me right now," he said. Prather said he was wide open at the moment but liked the schools that were talking to him, "Each one of the schools has something different to offer. Florida and North Carolina have those recent championships and Memphis and also now Kentucky have that dribble drive offense; I like that style of play."
"Academically, I am doing well. I need to sit down and plan my visits. I still have a lot of time to consider the best thing for me."