Nick Pringle made history on Wednesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward became the first NCAA Division I basketball signee in Whale Branch Early College High School’s history when he signed a national letter-of-intent to continue his career at Wofford College next season.
Pringle announced his commitment to the Terriers last week after a whirlwind recruiting process that ramped up this fall. After being overlooked for most of his high school career, Pringle made a name for himself on the AAU circuit this summer with Charleston-based Team TMP.
He picked up offers from Coker and South Carolina State in August, then added USC Upstate, Northern Kentucky, and Wofford to the mix in September.
“Nick showcases a lot of things we haven’t had in our program for quite some time,” Wofford coach Jay McAuley told the Terriers’ athletics website. “He recently grew 6 inches and is still physically maturing. With that being said, the sky is the limit for this young man. He will bring an immediate impact athletically and he will also bring a versatile skill set. Nick can shoot the three, score off the bounce, and post up opponents on the block. He’s quick off the floor and his multiple efforts on rebounding and blocking shots is something we look forward to adding to our team.”