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Mizzou Links, 4-11-13

Flip talks about his decision, the caravan is on its way, and it's not stalking if you come back with an in-depth scouting report.

Jamie Squire

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Flip
    The Trib: Pressey discusses draft decision

    Said Haith: “His speed definitely gives him a chance in that league right away. Getting in the lane and playing in an up-tempo system, I think he’s going to be very good. Phil is one of the best passers I’ve ever been around. He sees things happening that others don’t see. That’s his biggest strength, and that will be his calling card when given a chance to play in the NBA.”

    But teams could also be wary of drafting him because of his lack of size — he’s listed at 5-foot-11 on Missouri’s roster — his erratic shooting and his penchant for making questionable decisions late in games. He shot a career-worst 37.6 percent from the field, including 32.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, and also faced criticism for a series of mistakes he made in close losses to UCLA, LSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee.

    He said he’s prepared to try to address his weaknesses over the next two months while getting ready for the draft, which will be held June 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York. He will leave Columbia next Thursday to begin intense preparation and expects to take part in the NBA’s scouting combine held May 15-19 in Chicago.

    “Right now, I’m just trying to get better just shooting the ball and ball-handling,” Pressey said. “I mean, from top to bottom, me as a player, it all needs work. I know I’m not perfect. Nobody’s perfect. Everybody’s always working on something. I feel like when you work on stuff, you can’t just work on one aspect of your game. You have to work on all of them.”

    The Missourian: Missouri's Pressey to declare for NBA draft
    KC Star: Missouri's Phil Pressey to enter NBA draft
    Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Pressey declares for NBA draft
    PowerMizzou: Pressey going pro
    KBIA Sports: Phil Pressey declares for NBA draft, leaves behind inexperienced Mizzou backcourt
    KBIA Sports: A closer look at Phil Pressey's draft stock
    ZagsBlog: Phil Pressey to the NBA Draft
    The Dagger: Phil Pressey makes curious decision to turn pro despite erratic junior season
  • Next Year
    The Trib (Steve Walentik): A look at next season's roster without Pressey
  • Tough/Neat Read
    The Missourian: Former Missouri player Thornton Jenkins recalls memories of basketball history

Mizzou Football Links

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So RPT went down to watch future Mizzou pitcher Tori Finucane last night ... scroll to the bottom to see his tweets from the trip...

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Did someone say 'caravan'?