August 23, 2006

Connecticut a hoops hotbed

All the camps and AAU tournaments make Chris Prescott a better player, but the 2008 prospect from West Hartford (Conn.) Northwest Catholic said he gets his best work done in individual workouts.

That is when Prescott can work on shooting off the dribble. He can master his footwork. He can do all kinds of ball-handling drills so he can attack the basket with either hand. The sweat and the hard work is something Prescott looks forward to in the gym. He said in the end, it's going to make him a complete basketball player.

Prescott, who averaged 13 points and five assists per game as a sophomore at Northwest Catholic, already has offers from UMass and Rhode Island. Boston College, Rutgers, UConn, Wake Forest, Miami (Fla.), Memphis, St. John's, Gonzaga and Temple are keeping tabs.

Prescott, listed at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, was an all-star at the New England Elite 75 Showcase last week in Foxboro, Mass.

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