Big 12 Men's Basketball Championships - Missouri vs. Oklahoma State - March 8, 2012
AT MIZZOU: 2010-11: Saw action in 33 games, making 10 starts during his first year in Columbia ... Averaged 5.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.8 steals per game ... Scored a season-high 18 points on Dec. 27 in the Tigers' win over Northern Illinois ... Passed out a season-best five dimes on Feb. 12 during Mizzou's win against Oklahoma ... Ripped away a personal-best three thefts on Dec. 30 as the Tigers beat NCAA qualifier Old Dominion ... Reached double figures in scoring six times and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the week on Jan. 3 after scoring 15 points vs. Old Dominion and that career-high 18 vs. Northern Illinois.
Played at Cushing Academy for head coach Barry Conners ... Was an honorable mention McDonalds All-American as a senior after averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.9 steals a game ... Named all-conference and all-area for his efforts ... Averaged better than 16 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game as a junior starter for Cushing.
Named first team National Junior College Athletics Association All-American as a sophomore after leading Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, to a 30-7 mark and a fourth place finish in the NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. ... Averaged 17.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in his second season at Navarro, which included back-to-back trips to the NJCAA Championships ... Versatile guard that averaged 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a sophomore ... Consistent scorer that reached double figures in 33-of-37 games in 2010, including 16 games of 20+ points ... Named to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team as a freshman ... Region 14 and Region 14 Tournament MVP as a sophomore ... Played for junior college coach Johnny Estelle.
Son of Liz and Paul Pressey ... Full name is Paul Matthew Pressey Jr. ... Would like to pursue a career in teaching and coaching after graduation and is majoring in general studies ... Younger brother Phil is a sophomore for the Tigers 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 Texas A&M, Iowa State and Gonzaga ... Lists his parents as the most influential people in his life ... Favorite musical artists are Trey Songz and Lil Wayne ... Denzel Washington is his favorite actor ... Selected Mizzou because of the family atmosphere and the fit.