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NBA Rookie Prospect Report: Phil Pressey

Fred Katz

Fred Katz

Fred Katz averaged almost one point per game in 5th grade, but he maintains that his per 36 minutes numbers were astonishing. Find more of his work at ProBasketballDraft.com or on ESPN's TrueHoop Network. Follow him on Twitter at @FredKatz.

It seems so long ago, but there was a point in time when Celtics point guard Phil Pressey was a projected first-round pick. That was after his sophomore year, when he was the main ball-handler and distributor on a Missouri team that got a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and finished 30-5 on the season.

Aside from Pressey, no one from that Mizzou team is in the NBA in 2014. Kim English spent last season, his rookie year, in Detroit and has since left for overseas basketball. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, still own Marcus Demon's rights, but Denmon is yet to play an NBA game outside of the Las Vegas Summer League. Ricardo Ratliffe never saw a second on an NBA roster. Neither did Laurence Bowers, though Bowers did play on the Memphis Grizzlies' summer league team this past July.

For now, Pressey is the only player from that exciting, four-guard-starting-lineup team that is in the NBA. And maybe we shouldn't be so incredibly shocked about that.

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