Top 10 SEC NBA Draft Prospects: No. 5 Missouri's Phil Pressey

By: Nick Birdsong,Sara Hodges Email
By: Nick Birdsong,Sara Hodges Email


We've reached the midway point of our countdown of the SEC's top NBA Draft prospects. Our fifth-rated player was possibly the league's best floor general in the 2012-2013 season.

Name: Phil Pressey
Position: Point guard
Classification: Junior
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 177 pounds

Strengths: Pressey's a pure, pass-first point guard that knows how to put his teammates in position to succeed. That's a rarity in an age where lead guards are becoming to expected to lead their teams in scoring as well. His 7.1 assists per game was tops in the SEC, besting Florida's Scotty Wilbekin's five assists per game considerably. He possess the type of ball handling ability that allows him to get nearly anywhere he wants on the floor. He's also capable playing on the ball defense full court due to his quickness.

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