Boston Celtics 2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Phil Pressey

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Phil Pressey
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The Boston Celtics will continue to search for point guard help this summer, and another name to keep in mind as the draft approaches is Missouri point guard Phil Pressey. The son of a coach, he is a cat quick type of point guard who is a blur in the open floor and is a true table setter. He has helped bring the Tigers program back on the national map and he felt it was time to officially enter the draft. He still had one year of eligibility remaining, but since he is already 22, it made sense to forgo his final season of eligibility. Originally recruited by head coach Mike Anderson, he had no trouble adjusting to new head coach Frank Haith, who took over the reins last season.

The Celtics will certainly have interest in Pressey this summer if they gain a second round draft choice. He appears more than capable of being at least a career backup point guard. He has a similar outlook to current Phoenix Suns guard Ronnie Price. Pressey will never be a star and one thing holding him back is his size for the position. Standing barely six feet tall, he can get out muscled by bigger guards, and the thought of him trying to guard someone like Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller is quite comical at this stage of the game. He needs to hit an NBA weight room hard and that will come in time. He is also not a great jump shooter, and that is another area in need of obvious improvement.

Keep an eye on Phil Pressey this summer if you are a fan of the Celtics.


Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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