Phil Pressey Returns to Mizzou, Joins Coaching Staff

COLUMBIA, Mo. – One of the most well-regarded Mizzou basketball players in the recent era, Tiger legend Phil Pressey is set to return to Columbia this upcoming season as a member of the Mizzou basketball staff. Pressey will serve as a graduate assistant on the Mizzou men’s basketball coaching staff.  

Pressey was a 2013 AP Honorable Mention All-American his senior season after becoming the first Mizzou player to earn First Team All-SEC accolades. Pressey ranked 13th nationally and led the Southeastern Conference in assists per game (7.0) and was named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top-25 list.

He finished his career as Missouri’s all-time leader in assists (580) and tied for the career lead in steals (196) with Anthony Peeler.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Pressey signed with the Boston Celtics after the 2013 NBA Draft. Pressey also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Sun. In his three seasons in the league, he played in 148 games and averaged 2.9 assists.

Pressey continued his professional career in Europe playing with FC Barcelona, Besiktas, Movistar Estudiantes and EQE Baskets. He officially announced his retirement June 24, 2022.


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