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Post by IronLions on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:56 am

Per Alex Klien on twitter Bryce Pressley has committed to Portland.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:28 am

Wow, thanks IronLions, I just got it from Hoopniks via Northstarball. It looks like the coaches will be lighting up cigars for this get. Just what we needed.


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Jersey: 21 Pos: G Ht/Wt: 6'3"/190 Class: Sr.
School: Jesuit Marauders Season: Varsity 11-12 Sport: Basketball
Overall: 27-7-0 League: 8-2-0 National Rank: 60 CA State Rank: 10

From his Norcaf preps bio:

Bryce Pressley, 6-foot-3, 195, guard, Jesuit, 2012
Bryce (son of former NBA player Harold Pressley) is an outstanding player who plays both sides of the floor. Bryce has a shooting range that does not quit, plus he is a great ball handler and sees the floor -- he has a great passing ability. Bryce is also a great defender and rebounder who uses his athleticism well. Bryce has been receiving a lot of interest from colleges.
A ( semi ) random article on a game From the ben Davidson in the SacBee:

http://blogs.sacbee.com/preps/archives/2012/02/bryce-pressley.html#mi_rss=Latest%20News

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Woodless! on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:43 am

Except he went to the wrong Catholic high school in Sacramento. I hate the marauders more than I hate the zags! I'm willing to look past this if the dude doesn't turn the ball over every other possession.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:17 am

Letter-of-Intent signing period begins Wednesday..................


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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by PilotNut on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:22 am

Great news... welcome aboard, Bryce!

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Another Pilot Fan on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:36 pm

He seems like a good get for us. Joe Davidson, a beat writer in Sacramento that covers Pressley's team wrote this about him
saying,
Jesuit G Bryce Pressley commits to U of Portland,a steal absolutely.Can shoot,play above rim,defend (
Joe Davidson's Tweet

Hopefully, he's right in his assessment because the ESPN scouting report only gave him a 74 (ESPN Evaluation). Does anyone have an ESPN Insider account to see what else they have to say about him?

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by mattywizz on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:24 pm

Ask and you shall receive:

Strengths:
Bryce is a well-schooled wing who is on-balance while attacking the rim and he utilizes the shot-fake very well to get by his opponent. His jump shot has somewhat of a long release, but his shot is smooth. He has a terrific court demeanor and his IQ for the game is high.

Weaknesses:
Pressley is one of those in-between prospects with no real position. His frame is decent, but he has limited quickness and bounce.

Bottom Line:
Pressley, who is the son of former Villanova standout Harold Pressley, has a fairly tight game of his own. He isn't overly explosive, but due to his skills and savvy, he should be able to play at some level of Division I.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by DTLegend on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:49 am

I don't have any more information on this kid than what has been posted, but i just get the gut feeling that could be an impact player in a couple of years maybe. Plus, if the evaluation about his range is accurate this could be a big reason we went out and offered a scholarship.

Curious if he was offered a scholarship before Tim decided to transfer or if he only received it after the news.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by shallwemaui10 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:50 am

nice, but we better find a starting quality point guard. Hint...it can't be Rodgers or Carr.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by goldhelmet on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:17 pm

He sounds like a nice get, and he certainly has the genetic basketball pedigree. There are some conflicting evaluations of him in terms of how good he is, so we'll just need to wait and see.

It also sounds like, and looks like from what I can tell in the video, that he may be more of a SG, than a PG. Do we have any schollies left to offer for a true PG, or is this it for this recruiting cycle (unless someone leaves) ? Anybody know?


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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:34 pm

goldhelmet wrote: Do we have any schollies left to offer for a true PG, or is this it for this recruiting cycle (unless someone leaves) ? Anybody know?

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by goldhelmet on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:52 pm

Thanks double D. So if we have one left, I would assume that someone who can come in and hit the ground running at PG is still our biggest need?

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:55 pm

goldhelmet wrote:Thanks double D. So if we have one left, I would assume that someone who can come in and hit the ground running at PG is still our biggest need?

if Michael Jordan came in, i wouldn't care if he played point or not.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by goldhelmet on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:21 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:
goldhelmet wrote:Thanks double D. So if we have one left, I would assume that someone who can come in and hit the ground running at PG is still our biggest need?

if Michael Jordan came in, i wouldn't care if he played point or not.

So he's available?

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:38 pm

I don't think he is working right now.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by oldtimer on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:02 pm

So you're saying theres a chance???

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by goldhelmet on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:05 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:I don't think he is working right now.

Yeah, more like like things aren't working out for him as an owner. With that siad, I'm pretty sure he could still put up 60+ a game on every team in the WCC.

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:24 pm

Why not recruit Mohammad Akkari. The guy can hit the three, and with the right amount of cover up we might get the NCAA to overlook his pro career. Razz

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:32 am

Did he get paid in Winnebagos?

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:47 pm

From the Sacramento Bee (April 12):
Bee All-Metro guard Bryce Pressley of Jesuit has accepted a scholarship to the University of Portland. He helped lead the Marauders to the NorCal Division I finals as a combo guard who could score inside, outside, above the rim and defend. In one playoff game, Pressley had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots.

Pressley had received recruiting interest from across the country, including Villanova, where his father Harold played before becoming a first-round pick with the Kings and teaching his son the game.

Pressley said he has mixed feelings about going to Portland. He is thrilled at the opportunity but added, "it's mixed feelings because it's hard to know that my high school career is over."

(That's Bryce on the left, my newest avatar.)

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College is Tough

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:18 pm

The boys are already going at it ...... Bryce took an elbow this morning requiring 14 stitches.

Welcome to college.....


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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by oldtimer on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:18 pm

Ouch that looks like it hurts. Dont freshmen know not to wander into the paint?

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Re: Bryce Pressley commits to Portland

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:43 pm

They do now.

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