Casey Prather Gets Minnesota Attention

Casey Prather, a 6-foot-6 junior forward from Jackson (TN) North Side, has attracted the attention of Minnesota. Associate head coach Ron Jirsa attended an open gym to watch Prather, who recently received a scholarship offer from the Gophers. Prather played this spring and summer for the Nashville Celtics. Minnesota had recruited AAU teammate Drew Kelly, who recently committed to Miami of Ohio.

Casey Prather is an athletic wing who has scholarship offers from Wake Forest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Southern Illinois, Virginia, Vanderbilt and Alabama and is receiving interest from Stanford, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Duke, and Tennessee.

Stanford watched Prather in action Monday and Ron Jirsa saw Prather Tuesday.

Prather averaged 24.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game as a sophomore.

Prather recently told that he is looking for a school that combines a good basketball program with good academics.

"My parents, they want me to find a place that fits for me and that has strong academics," explained Prather, who carries a 3.3 GPA. "I would also like to go somewhere I can make an immediate impact and be around a good coaching staff and players."

North Side has a strong basketball tradition. They recently had star brothers, Richard and Reginald Delk.

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