Pritchard Returning Close to Home

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, May 6th, 2013

Notre Dame Prep produced their second commitment in as many days, and fourth in the last three weeks, when K.J. Pritchard committed to UMKC on Monday.

The news was announced by Notre Dame Prep  head coach Ryan Hurd via his twitter account:

“Congrats to my man! Kj Pritchard @kevdahustler14 staying close to home to be a UMKC Kangaroo!! Worked his tail off & I'm proud of him!! #NDP”

Pritchard, who is the son of Indiana Pacers’ General Manager Kevin Pritchard, is a six-foot-five swingman who is known for his ability to shoot the ball from behind the three-point line.  

He came to Notre Dame after having previously starred for Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas.  

At UMKC, he’ll have the opportunity to return closer to home and play in front of family and friends, while also playing with one of the top late mid-major recruiting classes in the country.

Newly appointed head coach Kareem Richardson scored a recruiting coup just last week with a commitment from Brewster Academy post-graduate point guard Martez Harrison, and shortly after landed another local product in six-foot-six junior college swingman Frank Williams Jr.  

Pritchard joins Matt Atewe (Auburn), Roger Moute a Bidias (California), Jamel Artis (Pittsburgh), Aaron Parks (Cal Northridge), and Haboubacar Mutumbo (Western Carolina) to become the sixth member of this year’s Notre Dame Prep squad to commit to a division I school.