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Pringle's speed and quick hands were evident in his very first game as a Nittany Lion as he tied a Bryce Jordan Center record with seven steals in his debut. Pringle proved to be one of the quickest and fastest players end to end in the Big Ten and showed his athleticism by winning a pre-season Nittany Lion slam-dunk contest with his team high 37-inch vertical. Pringle was a pace changer for the Lions on defense and pushing the ball on offense. He also proved to be a very effective three-point shooter, ranking sixth in conference games hitting 43.5 percent from the arc. A strong penetrator and passer, he will team with Talor Battle to give Penn State one of the quickest guard tandems in the Big Ten.
Tied a Bryce Jordan Center record with seven steals in his first game for Penn State, one off the school record
Ranked 6th in the conference games shooting 43.5 percent from three (2008)
Owns highest vertical on the team at 37 inches
The fastest player from baseline-to-baseline in Coach DeChellis' coaching career
Won slam dunk contest at Penn State's 2007 preseason basketball event
Named the 2007 Suncoast Conference Player-of-the-Year
First-team Virginia All-state (HS) and the Virginia Beach Player of the Year
2007-08 SEASON JUNIOR
Pringle started 12 games on the season, all in the Big Ten, and played in all 31...He had seven double-digit scoring games and led the Lions in scoring three times...He led the team shooting 40.9 percent (36-88) from three and was second in assists (72) and steals (29) while averaging 6.9 ppg...Came up with seven steals, just one short of a Penn State record, to equal a Bryce Jordan Center mark in his Penn State debut, a 74-64 season-opening win over St. Francis (11/12)...posted nine points, five rebounds and two assists in a 93-40 win over Canisius (11/16)...Scored eight points in a loss to Rider at the Old Spice Classic (11/22)...Dished out a career high five assists in a loss to UCF (11/25)...Led Penn State with 17 points and six assists in a 79-68 Big Ten opening victory at Northwestern (1/2)...Made a career-best 3-for-3 from the three-point line, all in the first half, as he sparked Penn State from a nine-point deficit in the game.. Grabbed a career-high six rebounds and added six points in 13 minutes in a 68-64 win at Illinois (1/6)...Scored 17 points to lead Penn State in a 64-49 loss at Iowa (1/26)...Added four steals, four rebounds and two assists while hitting 7-of-16 and three second half threes...Made his first career start and played 35 minutes in the game...Led Penn State with a career-high 19 points and six rebounds while playing stifling defense on All-Big Ten guard Drew Neitzel (six points) in an 85-76 upset of No. 7 Michigan State (2/2)...Made a career-best tying three treys and went a career-best 8-of-8 at the line including a perfect 6-of-6 in the final minutes...Scored 10 points and added a team high four assists at Michigan (2/9)...Scored 11 points, nine in a spectacular first half in which he carried the scoring for Penn State, in a career high 36 minutes in a 52-51 win over Illinois (2/16)...Posted a team high 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in 34 minutes in an 86-49 loss at No. 19 Michigan State...Was 2-of-4 on three-pointers and had four assists in comeback win over Iowa...Posted nine points, a career high six boards and three assists in a 68-64 upset of No. 17 Indiana (3/9)...Scored 13 points on three, three-pointers in an opening round loss to Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament (3/13).
2005-07 SEASONS PASCO-HERNANDO (FLORIDA) CC
Named the 2007 Suncoast Conference Player-of-the-Year and an honorable-mention National Junior College Athletic Association All-American as a sophomore at Pasco-Hernando Community College (New Port Richey, Fla.)...Earned first-team Florida Community College Athletic Association All-State selection and was named first-team all-conference for the second season...Led PHCC and ranked fourth in NJCAA Region VIII averaging 18.9 points per game and ranked sixth with 5.5 assists per game while adding 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game...Made 68 threes for the Conquistadors who posted a 19-12...Scored 37 points while draining seven threes and hit the game winning shot in an overtime victory over Seminole Community College...Played primarily at the point-guard position for coach Bobby Bowman at PHCC...Named the 2006 Suncoast Conference Freshman-of-the-Year after averaging 16.5 ppg and 3.8 apg in his first season leading the Quistas to a 15-15 record and third place finish in the Suncoast...A two-time team captain and the first player to earn FCCJA Player-of-the-Week honors twice.
A standout at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach where he was a four-year starting point-guard...Earned first-team all-state from the coaches and second team from the Associated Press as a senior..Also earned all-region honors, first team All-Tidewater and was named the Virginia Beach Player of the Year following his senior season...Averaged 18.3 ppg and 6.1 apg while leading Landstown to a 22-3 record and the Virginia Class AAA state tournament final in his senior campaign...A four-year starter and two-year captain, he scored 1,100 career points.
The son of Stanley and Elvira Pringle...He has a younger brother, Jason, and older sister, Barbara...Born on March 5, 1987 in San Diego, California...Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite player.
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