Prather Headed to the Sunshine State


A great summer, a better July.


Put those equations into the mix and you get major interest
from colleges all over the country.


Casey Prather
(Jackson Northside)
made the most of his opportunities and has ended his
substantial recruitment pledging to become a Florida Gator.


A long list of schools was narrowed recently to Florida and Memphis
with the final decision pending.


Prather will continue a big tradition of Tennessee
hoopsters who have graced the Blue and Orange
including Lee Humphrey (Maryville)
and Corey Brewer (Portland).


Prather was all over the map in July running with the
Nashville Celtics and providing highlight material from Las
Vegas to Cincinnati
and other destinations in between.


Prather is a special player who will flourish in the Gators
up tempo style. His ability to score from the outside or use his exceptional
athleticism to finish in transition or off the dribble will serve him well in
the ultra-athletic SEC.


With his upcoming senior campaign on the horizon Prather can
now concentrate on improving his 24 points and 11 boards per game which helped
him finish as a finalist for the coveted Mr. Basketball award last season in
Class AA.


Congrats Casey and good luck in your senior season.