Running the show

Phil Pressey is a 5-star point guard for 2010

LSU is in search of a point guard to run the offense for Trent Johnson and the Tigers and one of the primary targets on the board is 2010 point guard Phil Pressey of Dallas, Texas.

Pressey (5-8, 140) and his teammates at Episcopal School of Dallas are off to a pretty good start to their 2008-09 season, posting a 15-5 record through their first 20 games.


In his last interview with, Pressey said that he was anxious to see how he and his teammates would fare against some of the bigger schools in Texas this season. He seems pleased with their effort thus far.


“We’re not doing too bad,” Pressey said. “We’ve beaten a couple of the top bigger public schools in the Dallas area. And even in the games we’ve lost, I thought we played pretty well. I think we’ve done well so far against the bigger schools.”

Pressey is also doing pretty well himself up to this point in the season.


“I’m averaging about 18 points, 10 assists, and 5 steals a game,” he said. “I’m doing pretty well. I’ve improved on my mid range shot and shooting off the dribble, and I’m doing much better on defense. I’ve been struggling a little bit with shooting lately, but I’ll get it back.”


Pressey is currently rated the No. 3 point guard in the country for 2010, so it’s no surprise to find out he’s hearing from many top schools around the country.


“Recruiting is going good right now,” said Pressey, who claims offers from LSU, U-Conn, Baylor, Missouri and several others. “I like getting letters and talking to coaches on the phone. Right now I’m hearing a lot from Pittsburgh, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor, and Missouri. I haven’t been able to take any visits yet though, so I’m not narrowing things down yet. Right now, I’m just focusing on school and trying to watch as many games on TV as I can.


“After the AAU season next summer, I want to get it down to 5 schools,” Pressey continued. “I’m going to visit the schools I’m interested in between now and then to help narrow it down. The only thing my dad really told me about recruiting so far is to make sure I have a connection with the head coach and I feel comfortable with him.”


LSU is one of the many schools that Pressey is still interested in and he hopes to learn more about the Tigers in the coming months.


“I’ve only been able to see LSU play once this year because they haven’t been on TV much,” he said. “But I was down in Houston when they played Texas A&M, so I saw them on TV there. They lost the game, but I liked how they played up-tempo. They just let the guards go and run the show.”


One of the things that Pressey likes about LSU is the opportunity to play early and he expressed that in his last interview with


“Coach Johnson tells me he would put the ball in my hands,” Pressey stated. “He is looking for a good point guard in 2010, and if I were to come he would put the ball in my hands and I’d be able to play my freshman year. I’m looking for playing time, so that’s a positive for LSU.”


Pressey says he continues to stay in touch with the LSU coaches and he spoke with Johnson not too long ago.


“I talk to someone from LSU about once a month,” he said. “I talked to coach Johnson a few weeks ago. One of the assistants, coach (Brent) Scott came to watch me play last week and I’ve been talking to him too.”


Johnson and his staff will certainly be keeping tabs on Pressey throughout the rest of the season as they continue to try and land one of the top point guards in the country for 2010. Recommended Stories

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