This past weekend point guard Gabriel Pruitt was one of the key players for the California Team Select in winning the Five Star tournament in Boston. Pruitt, 6-foot-4 and 165-pounds, demonstrated solid leadership skills in handling the lead guard slot for the team based out of Los Angeles.
Pruitt, who gave a verbal commitment to the Southern California basketball program, had been rumored seeking a way out of his verbal decision. By NCAA rules, he is not obligated to sign with Southern Cal this Fall. But his AAU coach Thaddeus McGrew told RivalsHoops.com that Pruitt is all set. "He is committed to Southern Cal," McGrew said. "He's all set to play for them."
Later on in the day, Pruitt confirmed his commitment with reporter Russ Blake. (More on this later on RivalsHoops.com) "He's an excellent player," McGrew said. "He does a nice job running the offense. He's going to be a good college player."
Pruitt is certainly a skilled passer who also showcased some range on his jumper as well during this competitively tough event. Pruitt plays at Westchester High School in California, one of the country's top high school basketball programs.