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Pressey commits to Missouri

Posted on: September 14, 2009 1:10 am

Phil Pressey committed to Missouri on Sunday.

So that means one of my favorite players from the Class of 2010 will play for Mike Anderson.

Sure, there are better prospects in the class, better point guards even. But over the past two summers I don't think I've enjoyed watching anybody as much as I've enjoyed watching Pressey, whom ranks as the nation's 33rd-best prospect. He's a little-bitty point guard -- a pest on the defensive end, a brilliant passer on the other. I've seen him take over games, bring two observers named LeBron James and Chris Paul out of their seats. And I was so blown away by Pressey two summers ago that I wrote a whole column about him.

You can click this link to check it out.

And Missouri fans, man, you're going to enjoy this dude.

Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2009 1:41 pm

Pressey commits to Missouri


Both articles are great. Though this one is very brief, your linked story is super, about the little guy. I'm 5'9" so I can relate to rooting for the little guys with big hearts, and game! As a kid, I wanted to grow up to be 7'0" tall so I could play center in the NBA, LOL...well that wasn't in my genes or my jeans!

I lived in Tulsa and followed TU basketball with Nolan Richardson, and Paul Pressey was a really super big-time athlete (though of course he was under-recruited because he wasn't 'big enough' to play forward, Hah!), for Nolan. IMO,  Pressey, as much as any other athlete, helped Nolan's career get rockin and rollin, and at the time, really polka dotting along.

So that brings us to his son, a pint-sized version of his dad, but still with serious game, who you are very complimentary of. If he's anything like his dad, he deserves the accolades!

His signing with Missouri makes me think that life is often more about 'who you know, rather than what you know or can do', (and sometimes, like this one, there really isn't anything really wrong with it, though sometimes it isn't good). Sometimes, there are articles that say things like... 'Pretty people' get better jobs, yada, yada, yada. And there seems to be at least a grain of truth to that....

The connection of his dad to Richardson, and Anderson to Richardson, makes this seem like a natural fit for the younger Pressey! I'm glad that he's signed on with a major college, an opportunity his dad didn't really have, even if it is with 'the enemy'. I wish him great luck and success in every game except those he will play against KU, and any games that he may play against TU!

Polka Dots, yes fond memories, for a pint-sized school like TU!!!

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2009 1:14 am
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