Vincent Edward Mendoza
A player that continues to have success throughout the July evaluation period is 2017 top ten player Billy Preston. The 6’9 220 pound physical specimen is only improving upon the skills that make him an elite level player where he will be called upon to make an impact wherever he chooses to attend college.
Like other talented high school prospects Preston has made his rounds at some of those prestigious camps across the country most notably the Under Armor All American Camp and PGU caught up with him at the UA Elite 100 All Star Camp to discuss the camp and how he has performed.
“First year of the camp and it was well organized. A lot of the top players in the country came out so it was very competitive so it was cool.” Finishing the camp averaging 19.3 points per game while grabbing 7.6 rebound per contest really showed his versatility and Preston touched on that as well.
“You know I had to bring it at the camp with the competition being at the most elite level there can be so I just feel like I have to bring it. Bring my game and have an impact on every game that I play in.”
With the size that he possesses the swingman is really a matchup nightmare that can take advantage of seemingly every situation the defense throws at him. “Yea I bring a little bit of everything to the table. Dribbling, scoring, boards, assists I’m just trying to do a little bit of everything. So being in the top 5 in those two categories you know it was work, really.”
“I’ve just been working. Working on every part of my game really. Me being 6’9 most people don’t expect to handle the ball so you know handling the ball is what I’m working on.”
“Every time I get in the gym, rebounding, shooting, dribbling, pushing the rock; basically every part of my game I’m working on is going to impact the game when I get on the court.”