Wolfpack in the Lead for Prince?

Herb Sendek is all about versatility and not pigeon-holing guys into certain positions. <P>

That's what makes J.P. Prince so attractive to the Wolfpack.

The long 6-6, 190-pound senior from Memphis White Station (Tenn.) can guard a few different positions – and brings a well-rounded game to the table that lacks primarily a consistent outside shot.

But, in Prince's defense, it's not as though he takes a lot of outside jumpers.

"I think people like me because I'm a real point guard," Prince said. "Point guard's are not supposed to be the leading scorers. I can score when I need to, but I try to get everyone else involved."

Prince did just that this summer for the Memphis YOMCA team. He had a sub-par showing at the NBA Camp earlier in the summer, but responded with a solid July – including a quality showing at the Nike All-American Camp.

Obviously, Prince did something right – because Arizona coach Lute Olson was front-and-center for plenty of his games – and the veteran head coach appeared to like what he saw in the lanky floor leader.

Prince will sit down with his parents, including his father, former college assistant coach John Prince, and try and figure out a game plan to make his college decision. Prince said it'll definitely be done by the time the high school basketball season starts.

He admitted that N.C. State was in front before the summer began, but things appear to have tightened up a bit recently.

"I think everyone is on the same page now," he said. "N.C. State had the advantage because they were one of the first ones to notice me. Memphis and N.C. State have always been there so they have an advantage – but a small one."

Prince said he'll definitely take official visits to Arizona and N.C. State while closer schools such as Vanderbilt, Memphis and Mississippi State will likely receive unofficials because of their proximity. Prince also mentioned Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and Georgia Tech as other schools showing some level of interest.


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