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HS GameTime's boys basketball player of the week: ESD's Phil Pressey
What he did: Pressey guided Episcopal School of Dallas to its third consecutive Southwest Preparatory Conference state championship. ESD defeated Greenhill, 74-68, in Saturday's SPC tournament final. Phil Pressey
Who he is: A 5-10, 160-pound senior point guard
The stats: Pressey averaged 22 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals for the tournament. He finished with 32 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals in the final against Greenhill.
He said it: "This is a great way to end my high school career. No way did I want it to end with an L. I wanted to finish with a bang."
Coach said it: "I told Phil and all my kids, it's all about learning, and I know he is learning. As long as he continues to get better, that's the important thing." - Corey Henderson
Did you know? Pressey is the son of former NBA star Paul Pressey. ... Phil Pressey was signed to play college basketball next season at Missouri, along with Pinkston's Tony Mitchell. ... Pressey has been featured on several YouTube videos dunking. Two videos have more than 21,000 page views.
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