At White Station High School in Memphis he led the Spartans to a 142-12 record and three state championships (2002-04). He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee as a senior in 2005 after averaging 27.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game.
"We are very excited about J.P. Prince coming back to the state of Tennessee," Pearl said. "He was an outstanding high school prospect from the same high school that brought us Dane Bradshaw. We are committed to keeping the best players from the state of Tennessee at home. Our style of play should enable him to reach his full potential."