With the addition of 6-foot-6 forward Anthony Pratt to the Eastern Kentucky University basketball team, head coach Dan McHale’s five-member recruiting class now includes four players that are 6-foot-5 or taller. McHale announced the addition of Pratt today.
“We are thrilled that Anthony has decided to join our EKU family,” McHale said. “He was being recruited at a high level and we were fortunate he saw an opportunity to get a great education at Eastern Kentucky and play in a fun style of play.”
A native of the Bahamas, Pratt played high school basketball at St. Louis Christian Academy. He was limited his senior season due to an injury, but still averaged 13 points and seven rebounds per game.
Pratt was named the MVP of the Phenom Hoops National Showcase in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Against Quality Education, which came in ranked No. 31 in the country by USA Today, Pratt scored a game-high 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field and grabbed five rebounds in a 65-59 victory. In the Cougars’ first game of the Shootout, Pratt finished with 10 points and nine rebounds against Faith Assembly.
“The ‘Bohemian Bruiser’ will provide toughness and energy to our front court,” said McHale. “I am really excited about his ceiling, he doesn’t know how good he is going be. We are fortunate that he played for Coach Maxey, who does a great job in the summer with young men like Anthony.”
As a junior at St. Louis Christian Academy, Pratt averaged 12 points and six rebounds.
In addition to Pratt, Nick Mayo (6-foot-8, 225, forward), Greg King (6-foot-7, 225, forward), Jarelle Reischel (6-foot-5, 210, guard) and Cameron Williams (5-foot-11, 170, guard) will join the Colonel program in the fall of 2015 as well.