2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Phil Pressey, Point Guard, Missouri
Name: Phil Pressey
Position: Point Guard
Latest Stats: 11.9 ppg, 7.1 apg, 3.3 rpg, 1.8 spg
Phil Pressey‘s decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft came as a bit of a shock. Pressey, who entered the season with an immense amount of hype at the point guard position, had a solid season, but nothing through the roof. After three seasons in a Missouri Tigers‘ uniform however, Pressey will forgo his senior season for a chance at the NBA.
Pressey’s point guard skills are undeniable. He has proven, year in and year out, his ability to run a team and create for others. Pressey struggled shooting the basketball this season, but those percentages are based off a career high number of attempts. Pressey set a career best in both points and assists in 2012-13
Pressey is hoping to add to his stock during pre-draft workouts, but he currently has the makings of a mid-to-late second round selection.
Strengths: Pressey enters the draft field as one of the top play makers. He can create for others and run the offense nearly as good as any other point guard prospect in this year’s pool. Pressey has great speed and loves to push the ball in transition.
Weaknesses: Pressey does not have NBA size, standing at a generous 6-feet. This could make him a defensive reliability against stronger, more physical point guards. His shooting numbers were down this season, as he mustered only a 37.6% mark from the field, which included a 32.4% statistic from beyond the arc.
Draft Projection: Mid-to-Late Second Round
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