July 21, 2010

Georgia Guard Getting Attention

When UConn fans think of the last name Price, the first name that comes to mind is former point guard AJ Price. If Jordan Price is anything like AJ, then the school he goes to will certainly be rewarded. The 6'5" combo guard attends Columbia High School in Georgia and runs with the storied AAU team the Atlanta Celtics. Price's stock is rising down south and he will soon become known nationwide.

Price is a versatile guard that can play either guard spot. Currently Price is billed as a shooting guard, but can also play the point because of his excellent handle. Price can also play the three and four if needed, as he likes to work inside and play like a big man at times. In the end, Price is probably best served on the outside as his game really thrives from out there.

Like any player Price has things he's working on improving like his consistency with his shot. Also, the guard acknowledges that he needs to shoot the ball more. Price's defense is a question mark right now, but his all around game overcomes that deficiency.

Right now, Price is drawing a lot of interest from all around the east coast.

"My current list is Georgia, Miami, South Florida, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, UConn, Georgetown and Kentucky."

Price doesn't have offers from all of those schools but is certain they will come soon. He is only a rising junior, after all.

UConn has a good chance with Jordan for several reasons.

"I really like their style of play," Price said. "It really fits the type of game I play. They seem to get up and down the court pretty quickly, yet they have plays set up too. I like a style like that."

UConn would love to pick up a versatile player like Jordan Price, who can fill in and play multiple positions. It benefits him and certainly benefits them.

At this point, Price is not sure when he will consider committing or even cut down his list.

"I am very far away from doing any of that," Price said.

Could a school down south land him or will the rising junior head up north? We will find out in the coming years.

Lastly, whichever school gets Price isn't getting just a basketball player. They are getting a musician too.

"I can play the drums, too," said Price.

Just as he is an artist with his music, Price paints a picture on the court with his solid skills and approach to the game.


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