Anthony Pritchard will be playing in his second year with the Golden Hurricane on hardwood this winter and although the season may be several months away, the TU Guard are staying busy while teaching basketball. Pritchard is spending the summer connecting with his community using a name, image and likeness deal that wouldn’t have been possible a year ago.
The summer for college basketball players is the perfect opportunity to rest their legs before the start of next season. This is not the case for Anthony Pritchard, former Webster and Golden Hurricane Guard, who is organizing his first basketball camp.
“I was expecting around 30 kids, we had 42. It’s perfect and coming here and doing things like that is very important to me where I’m from and helping kids and making kids smile” , said Pritchard.
Name, image and likeness deals have changed the game for college athletics.
For Pritchard, it was a way to give back to his community and cash in on some profit while teaching the next generation the game of basketball.
“As soon as the NIL thing started…it was the first thing on my mind, giving back to the kids. The fact that they allow me to teach them and they come here to learn and want to come here and improve, that means a lot to me,” Pritchard said.
Pritchard has been overlooked by several schools coming out of Webster High School and he hopes his camp can play a role in recruiting for TU.
“I saw a lot of talent. Tulsa’s basketball elevation is definitely on the rise. A lot of unseen talent and the kids aren’t really known, but it will eventually show, so I’m very confident in Tulsa basketball,” Pritchard said.