Pressey Takes A Closer Look

Floor general Phil Pressey

One of the top point guards in the class of 2010, Phil Pressey goes way back with Missouri head coach Mike Anderson thanks to a friendship between Anderson and his father. Inside Mizzou caught up with Pressey for the latest on his recruitment.

Long considered one of the top floor generals in the class of 2010, Phil Pressey is known for his vision on the floor. Now as he approaches the end of his junior year at the Episcopal School of Dallas, the 5-foot-9 point guard is starting to focus his vision a little bit more on his recruitment.

Chased by schools from all over the country -- he listed "Ohio State, Florida, then most of the Big 12 and some others" when asked for his school list -- Pressey has been spending a lot more time breaking down the playing style of the schools recruiting him.

"Lately I've been watching a lot of college basketball to see where I can fit in," said Pressey. "My mom and dad have been telling me to focus on style of play."

Despite his smallish size, Pressey has never had an issue competing with the best. He handles with few errors, gets into the lane at will and is much more athletic than people realize. A master of forcing tempo and finding teammates in transition, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he's looking to play fast.

"I think that I'm best in an up and down system so that's what I'm looking for most," said Pressey. "But, when things break down I feel really comfortable in pick and roll as well."

Among that group of Big 12 schools chasing Pressey is Missouri. Given that his father, Phil, played with Tigers boss man Mike Anderson in college and remains close friends with him to this day, it's not a surprise that he feels pretty comfortable with Mizzou.

"I talked to them the other day actually," Pressey told Inside Mizzou. "I like them a lot."

"My dad goes way back with Mike. I'm going to get down and visit them soon I hope. It depends because we've got so many tournaments and camps going on."

While he's been watching more games and film, Pressey also made it clear that he isn't willing to commit to narrowing his list down to a top five or three just yet. It looks like that cut will come at the end of the summer. From there he'll look to take his visits before making a decision.

"As soon as the AAU circuit is over I'll cut it down," said Pressey of his timeline for making a choice. "I think I'll take all ifve visits. If not five, I think that I'll at least take three."

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