Walk on to Professional
David had a very successful high-school career but wasn’t heavily recruited. He had to attend an open try out at Armstrong Atlantic State University and made the team by outplaying over 70 different invitees just to receive a walk on position. His first year, David decided to red-shirt so he could grow as a player and adjust to the college game. His first chance at playing wasn’t until Fall of 2009, he took advantage of his opportunity by making his first attempted three point shot and lead the team in rebounding. From then on he worked hard to prove to everyone that he deserved a scholarship. In 2010 he decided to transfer to Lander University where he was offered a full scholarship to play basketball by Jeff Burkhamer. After a three year stent at Lander he went onto play professionally in Germany.
Prior to coaching at his alma mater, Pruett played basketball professionally in Langen, Germany for TVL Langen in the German second division during the 2013-14 season. He helped Langen reach the post season while shooting over 40 percent from three point line.
As a student-athlete at Lander, Pruett tallied 1400 career points in three seasons and finished his career ranked in the top six in multiple shooting categories. His senior year he led the Lander Bearcats in scoring with 17.5 points while shooting 38 percent from the three point line. Pruett was a three-time Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week and also was named to the Peach Belt Conference Academic Team in 2013. He earned the 2013 Finis Horne Team MVP Award in 2013 and a 2013 Team Academic Award honoree. He netted a career high 34 points twice during his senior campaign.
Pruett competed Armstrong State for one season prior to transferring to Lander. During his freshman campaign at Armstrong, he averaged 7 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game and had a season high 21 points against Clayton State. He shot 42 percent from the three point line.
Pruett attended Lakeview Academy High School in Gainesville, Georgia and was the 8A Region Player of the Year as a senior. He also earned first-team All-State and All-Area honors for the Lions. Pruett led Lakeview Academy to their first region championship and first state tournament win in school history. He finished his career with 1,961 points, the second most in school history.