We honestly don’t know what will grow faster; the attention and college recruitment for 2020 6’8 Nick Pringle or his size from his freshman season to now?
The growth can be seen literally and figuratively for Pringle over the years. Once standing at 6’1 as a freshman, Pringle has seen a huge change in his game over the years due to his growth. And now, with what he brings to the floor, college coaches should be heading his way as this upcoming high school season could be a big one for the South Carolina product.
His growth from this summer and over the years:
As we mentioned above, the growth of Pringle’s game has been tremendous and has had to make a change with his tremendous size increase over the years. One can even look back as recently as this summer when Phenom Hoop Report watched him with TMP in the Champion Showcase. Even from then, you can see a tremendous difference in Pringle’s game as the hard work has paid off over the years.
“This summer has been great for me,” he told Phenom Hoop Report. “Before April, I was just an unknown 6’6 kid who played basketball in the Lowcountry. I heard about TMP and joining them was the best decision I’ve made in my life. I’ve learned and experienced so much on the platform Coach Saunders and the guys and it made me a better player.
I have tremendously grown over the past three years as well. As a freshman, I stood 6’1, sophomore I was 6’4, last season was 6’6, and now I’m 6’8 going on 6’9. All my life, I was only thought of as a back to the basket player but my junior year, I started to work on being more versatile. It started with my jump shot and this year, I started lifting in the weight room and working on the dribble drive, ball-handling, finishing on the drive, etc. Also, my height gives me the advantage to see over defenders, so I’ve learned to pass with high accuracy to get my teammates the ball. Although I believe I’m still growing, I’ll continue to work on these skills to become better as I grow. My motor is also a big part of my game.”
Recruitment starting to pick up but it could just be the beginning:
Just over a year ago, Pringle’s recruitment was quiet. But college coaches are starting to realize the potential in what Pringle brings to the floor. Since April, he has now picked up three offers from South Carolina State, Queens, and Coker. But several other schools could be joining the mix, saying “they see that he can fit into their system and be a threat; that they love his play style.”
Pringle mentioned he has picked up interest from schools such as Wofford, Elon, Tulane, The Citadel, USC Upstate, USC Aiken, UNC Pembroke, Lander, UNC-Asheville, Presbyterian, VMI, Lincoln Memorial, and Winthrop.
Out of those schools, Pringle mentioned that Wofford, Elon, and USC Upstate are three programs that have expressed strong interest and want him to come visit. Wofford and USC Upstate have been by his school to check-in, while Elon is expected to stop by next week.