2005 prospect J.P. Prince of White Station High School in Memphis has declared his three favorite schools. Although he does not have any offers yet, a handful of high major southern schools have traveled to Memphis to watch the 6-foot-6, 185-pound point guard.
“Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Kentucky are my favorite schools,” said Prince, the No. 57 player in the Rivals75 for the class of 2005. “I also like all the SEC schools.”
Well respected White Station coach Terry Tippett had both major praise and a little criticism for his star player.
“He is really, really talented,” said Coach Tippett. “He could be a pro. He is that good. But he is real immature with his work habits. Coach Hanson from Kentucky is coming down soon. Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Tennessee have been in recently.”
“When we play a bad team, I might as well not put him out there. But when we play a good team, that is when he is at his best. One day when Arkansas came over, he had the worst workout I have seen him have. I said, ‘J.P. if you don’t want to go to Arkansas just tell me and don’t put them through this.’ But they came back anyway to watch him again.”
“He is 6'6, fast, quick, dunking it, can pass it, but not the best shooter. People really like what they see.”
Prince plans to play for the talent laden YOMCA team this summer.