Maryland Offers 2010 Point Guard

It my seem like Maryland point guards Greivis Vasquez and Eric Hayes just arrived, but they'll be gone in a few years, and the reality in college basketball recruiting is you always have keep an eye on the future. The Maryland staff is doing exactly that, as TSR has learned of a scholarship offer the Terps have made to a gifted young point guard in the Northeast.

Sophomore Phil Pressey of Cushing Academy (MA) and the son of ex-NBA standout Paul Pressey, recently received a verbal offer from the Terps, said Cushing Academy coach Barry Connors.

"I have been told by Michael Adams that Maryland has offered him a scholarship," Connors told TSR.

Pressey, 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds, also has offers from Missouri, Louisville and Georgia, along with interest from UConn and Texas among others. By the time he's a junior, it seems safe to say Pressey will have interest coming from virtually everywhere. Despite his diminutive size, he's consistently wowed people on the national AAU level and against top-notch New England Prep School competition.

"The guy just flat out gets it done," Connors said. "He's really cerebral, he just creates. He can really get inside for a guy his size and take contact. It's unbelievable."

As a freshman playing against competition featuring dozens of Division I prospects, Pressey averaged 11.1 points per game, 3.3 rebounds and 8.2 assists.

"He has great court vision. I have never seen someone at his age control the game like him," Connors said.

His recruitment is wide open, as expected with such a young player. But it will be a battle for his signature.

"He's quick and tough, and he can play at a high-major level. If he ever becomes a defender, he might be able to continue to play the game after college," said Leo Papile of the Boston Amateur Basketball Club, the AAU program for which Pressey plays.

As always, TSR will keep you posted…

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