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Not Quite 100%, Growing Shaun Pruitt Puts Serious Skills On Display

Brian Stinnette
April 2, 2003

West Aurora’s Shaun Pruitt, not quite back to being 100% recovered from a broken leg, is still managing to put some serious inside-outside skills on display in early spring action.

Pruitt appears to have grown at least another inch, and is now a solid 6-9. He may even be approaching 6-10. The bigger and also stronger Pruitt is getting closer to being all the way back.

Pruitt gave a glimpse of the skills that have made him an elite prospect. He used a wide array of post moves to score against Chicago Fenger’s frontline of 7-0 Clarence Holloway, and 6-7 Jeremiah Bryant. He also displayed solid ballhandling skills for a big man, and a deft left-handed touch on his jumper.

Pruitt has led West Aurora in scoring in both of their Centurion Classic victories. He essentially took over in the last five minutes of the Blackhawks win over Fenger. Pruitt closed out the game with an alley-oop slam off of a feed from Justin Cerasoli.

Pruitt, the best 2004 post prospect in the state of Illinois, is a recruiting target of a number of high majors including Illinois, Indiana, Marquette, Wisconsin and Purdue. He will play this summer with Troy Johnson, and the Illinois Wolves. The Wolves will be among the teams competing later this month at the Kingwood Classic in Houston, Texas.