On Tuesday night, Lincoln Park guard LA Pratt committed to Duquesne, he announced on social media.
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— LA Pratt 💲 (@lapratt4) November 16, 2021
“Simply because of the environment,” Pratt told PSN when asked why he chose Duquesne. “High character athletes under a high character coaching staff. Coach Dambrot has been so influential to me since we’ve first met, through advice and just watching him teach and instill things in not only me but all his players. If you’re willing to be coachable he makes you your best version of yourself. My recruiting started to pick up a lot and I cut it down to a couple schools I seen my self at but it just came down checking all the boxes and Duquesne does that. They have a really good program going up and I want to join and be apart of that while enhancing my god given gifts and talents at the same time and I really feel like this is the place to do so.”
Pratt is a 6-foot-4 guard in the class of 2022 who visited Duquesne back in early August. While on his visit, Pratt picked up his first college offer from head coach Keith Dambrot. Pratt was also being recruited by schools such as UTEP, Harvard, and UC Riverside prior to his commitment, but in the end chose to stay home and play for the Dukes.
“I think my best attribute is getting the ball to others and creating for others,” he said. “I like to get other people the ball. I also feel like I can handle the ball really well. Scoring is something that I do, but that is not what I pride my game after. Being a playmaker for my teammates I feel like that’s the biggest thing for me. My whole life I have kind of been pass-first. Recently, these last couple years, I turned into a scorer. Just creating for others and being able to get everybody involved and find my teammates, that’s what I love to do. And defensively. I love to guard the ball.”