Pressey Looking to Take Visits

Considered by many to be one of the top ballhandlers in the nation, Phil Pressey has earned attention from many schools around the Big 12 and the nation. Aggie Websider visits with the prospect about where he currently stands about his recruiting situation.

While public schools are currently in the middle of the state playoffs, the private school championships have already been played and a champion crowned. Led by point guard Phil Pressey, the Episcopal School of Dallas defeated Kinkaid High School 50-43 two weeks ago to claim the ultimate prize of the private school league.

"We had a pretty good season and it's great to win a state championship," Pressey said. "We had a couple of tough losses to some public schools during the season but overall we had a successful season."

Considered by many services to be the best Class of 2010 point guard in the state of Texas and one of the top guards in the nation, Pressey has always shown the ability to drive, penetrate and create easy scoring opportunities for his teammates on the court. As a junior, the Dallas area prospect averaged 18 points and 10 assists a game and particularly worked hard to improve his shooting.

"I'm getting very comfortable with my outside shooting and it makes me a more rounded player," Pressey said. "I'm confident I can hit any shot on the court now. My three-point stroke is really improved this year and I'm very comfortable with the mid-range pull-up jumper."

As far as recruiting goes, Pressey is a popular target for teams close to home in the Big 12 and major national programs as well. Besides hearing from national programs like Florida, LSU, Kentucky, and Connecticut among many others, the Dallas prospect is also looking at several Big 12 schools that he may call home in the future.

"I'm wide open right now and I haven't started narrowing my list down yet," Pressey said. "As far as the Big 12, I'm interested in Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Oklahoma."

Pressey indicated that he has followed the Big 12 action this season and has been impressed conference play so far. He briefly touched on his thoughts on several of the schools and their seasons to date.

"I think Missouri is having a good turnaround season and Oklahoma is doing well," Pressey said. "Texas is doing okay. It will be interesting to see what happens next year with Jai Lucas transferring. Baylor has struggled some, but they will be fine. They just don't have the big men inside and that's putting too much pressure on their guards."

Pressey also talked about Coach Mark Turgeon and the Texas A&M basketball team, who are still fighting for an NCAA Tournament berth at 7-7 thanks to a four-game conference win streak.

"Their coach came down to watch me play recently. I noticed him," Pressey said. "What I like about Texas A&M is the possibility to earn immediate playing time at the point and they are doing some good things down there. I definitely want to go there and get a closer look."




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