It doesn’t seem too long ago when Phenom Hoops was sitting baseline, getting a chance to watch a prospect that we thought was going under the radar but also could be considered a little bit of a late bloomer. Well, now, Nick Pringle has emerged as one of the hottest targets out there recently for college programs. Watching him at Whale Branch HS, there were just so many things to like about Pringle’s game. We are talking about a long big man who is incredibly fluid, moves extremely well, has big-time athleticism, throws down everything, can be a rim-protector, and can step out and knock down shots… as we said before, it felt like he was just scratching of what the end product may be and now college coaches are taking notice. At Wofford, Pringle showed glimpses of his game but will now showcase his potential at Dodge City CC.
Recently, our own Jeff Bendel had this to say Pringle and why he is JUCO worthy of attention:
“Given the massive blow-up of Nick Pringle prior to attending Wofford, it should come as no surprise to see his name appear on this list. For starters, his unique array of skills as an athletic, floor-spacing, 6-foot-9 forward/post prospect already makes him somewhat of a mismatch problem. Add in the fact that he still has considerable upside remaining, and tons of programs should be enticed. Pringle is a quality rebounder, shot-blocker, and inside-out scoring piece with the overall athleticism to consistently outwork his assignment. He possesses a nice motor, terrific length, and quality touch around the basket. Expect a lot of schools to prioritize Pringle coming out of Dodge City.”
Well, it didn’t take long as his recruitment has absolutely TAKEN OFF, with offers now from Arizona State, Alabama, Weber State, NIU, Cal State Bakersfield, Charlotte, Tulsa, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Wichita State, Asheville, Coastal Carolina, Jacksonville State, Radford, and North Texas.
And we don’t see these offers slowing down any time soon. The now 6’9, 220-pound prospect (remember, he was 6’2 just a few years ago), is looking to showcase his game and the potential that many saw not long ago.
What Has Been Said:
“What is there not to like about Nick Pringle, he is a lengthy big man, who is incredible pop to his game, natural shot-blocking timing, and the ability to put it on the floor to get to his spots. Still raw, however, that makes sense because he has grown from 6’2” to 6’8” in the last year and a half (and he still may be growing). Pringle is a high upside player, who at his college floor is a dunk spot, shot-blocking big who can step and knock down a 3-ball, however at his ceiling…well, that’s an entirely different conversation to be had.”
“Even though his team struggled, Pringle showed flashes of why he was a target by many coaches. Not many prospects can handle, put the ball on the deck, and block shots on the defensive end. His length and versatility will translate nicely at the next level.” – 2020 at Low Country Showcase
“In terms of guys that college coaches should pursue, Nick Pringle is definitely a name that should be towards the top of that list. He’s long, athletic, and truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his upside. Pringle typically sets up on the block, where he displays consistently meticulous footwork and a quality feel for the game. He has the ability to score in a variety of ways, given his poise down low, smooth shooting stroke from the perimeter, or ability to run the floor and finish above the rim. Pringle is a dunking, shot-blocking machine, but it’s his attention to detail that separates him from similar prospects. He possesses great timing as a rebounder and rim-protector and could be among the top shot-blockers in South Carolina during the upcoming season. For a guy that stands at 6-foot-8, demands a double-team on the block, shoots the ball like a guard, and protects the rim, he’s under-recruited. It would be wise for scholarship coaches to follow him closely going forward, as Pringle has all the tools to be successful at the Division I level.”