On Wednesday afternoon, Missouri point guard Phil Pressey announced that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the 2013 NBA Draft.
The 5-foot-11 play maker averaged 11.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and a team-high 7.1 assists per game. Pressey has widely considered amongst the top point guards and floor generals in college basketball, but his draft stock is not on high demand by any means. According to ESPN‘s Chad Ford, Pressey is in the range of late second round to undrafted which is certainly not a situation in which any player leaving early wants.
However, that’s the call that Pressey has made, signing with CAA Sports (Creative Artists Agency), according to a release from the university.
“Many college basketball players dream of this day, but when I had to finally make this decision it was difficult because it means I am leaving a place I love so much,” Pressey said in the release. “I love my teammates, my coaches, Mike Alden and all of our fans, and I’m so glad I had the chance to play for Coach Frank Haith these last two years. He had such a big impact on my career and because of that relationship I will help Missouri Basketball anyway I can going forward. I wish we could have brought home a national championship banner, but coming to Mizzou was the best decision of my life. This is a special place and I will always be a Tiger.”
Pressey is an original native of Dallas, Texas and he is the son of former NBA player, Paul Pressey.
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