HONORS AND AWARDS: Bob Cousy Award Finalist Big 12 All-Tournament Team All-Big 12 First Team (CBSSports.com) All-Big 12 Second Team (AP) All-Big 12 Third Team (Coaches)
AT MIZZOU: 2011-12: One of the country's most exciting players and a candidate for All-America honors and the 2013 Bob Cousy Award given annually to college basketball's top point guard ... Led the Big 12 Conference in assists per game (6.4), steals per game (2.1) and assist/turnover ratio (2.6) ... Averaged a career high 10.3 points and added 3.3 rebounds and shot 43 percent from the floor, 37 percent from three-point range and 78 percent from the foul line ... Shattered the Mizzou single-season assists record with 223 dimes in 35 games ... Broke the previous assist mark of 179 assists set by Lee Coward (1989-90) ... Enters his junior season and needs just 158 more dimes to own the school's career record for assists, which currently stands at 497 established by former great Anthony Peeler ... Already among the Top 10 in school history for career assists (340) and among the Top 15 in career steals (135) ... His assist average of 4.9 per game (340 steals in 69 games) is the highest in school history ... Became the first player in Mizzou history with seven double-figure assist games in one season, including four contests with 12 dimes ... His 12 assists in the Big 12 Tournament win against Oklahoma State (March 8) were the most ever for a Tiger in the league tournament ... Led the Big 12 Conference and ranked No. 15 nationally last season with 74 steals ... Tied the Mizzou sophomore record with 74 thefts, equaling Lynn Hardy's sophomore mark of 74 set in 1985-86 ... Finished just two steals behind Hardy's overall single-season mark of 76 set 1986-87 ... Had six games with four or more steals, including six steals in the road win at Baylor (Jan. 21) ... Is an unselfish point guard that also has the ability to produce points as well and topped double figures in scoring 19 times, including a career high 23 points in the Big 12 Tournament semifinal win over Texas (March 9) ... Also had an 18-points, 10-assist game in the home victory against the Longhorns (Jan. 14) as well ... Added 20 points in the NCAA Tournament vs. Norfolk State (March 16).
2010-11: Made 12 starts in his rookie season and averaged 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game ... Ranked seventh in the Big 12 and tops amongst all Big 12 freshmen with his 3.9 assists and 117 total dimes ... Ranked second in the Big 12 with his 2.0 steals per game and 61 total thefts ... Broke the Mizzou Freshman record with his 2.0 steals and 3.9 dimes per game ... His 117 assists also set the school mark ... Was a capable offensive player and finished with six double-figure scoring games, including a career high 17 points at Kansas on Feb. 7 on ESPN Big Monday ... Hit 4-of-5 treys vs. the Jayhawks to go with six assists ... Scored 16 at Texas A&M, hitting all-four of his three-pointers in 27 minutes ... Missed four games midseason with a broken finger in his right shooting hand and played the rest of the year with a soft cast on that shooting hand/wrist ... Managed to hit 30 treys and shoot 36 percent from three-point distance ... The 30 treys were ninth among freshmen in school history ... His 35-of-46 (.761) free throw percent shooting also ranked on the Top 10 list for MU freshmen.
One of the nation's elite high school point guards and ranked as a consensus Top 50 recruit nationally ... Attended numerous national camps including the LeBron James Skills Academy, the NBA Top 100 Camp, along with the Steve Nash and Deron Williams point guard camps ... Finished his high school tenure in Dallas at Dallas Episcopal for head coach Corey Henderson, but began his high school career at Cushing Academy (Mass.) ... Named First Team all-area by the Dallas Morning News in 2010 after averaging 20.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and an incredible 7.0 assists ... Ranked the #16 recruit nationally by2K Sports ... Scored 32 points, grabbed eight boards and dished nine assists in the Southwest Private School Division I championship game ... All-conference, all-regional and all-state selection as a high school senior in Texas.
Son of Liz and Paul Pressey ... Full name is Phil Michael Pressey ... Would like to pursue a career in broadcasting or finance after his hoops career ... Older brother Matt is a recent graduate (two-year letter winner at Mizzou) and sister, Angie, played collegiate volleyball at California ... His father Paul was the original point forward in the NBA and is now an assistant on Byron Scott's staff in Cleveland ... Selected Missouri over Arizona, UConn and UCLA ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his life ... Chris Paul is the best player he has ever faced ... Father was an assistant for the New Orleans Hornets during that time and he twice participated in the CP3 Point Guard Camp ... Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z ... Mike Epps is his favorite actor.