There is probably no player in the Carolina’s who has more buzz around their name currently. Rightfully so, what is there not to like about Price. He is a lengthy 6’5″ shooting guard who is a fluid, and explosive, athlete and can stroke the cover off the ball.
Let’s take a look at the numbers, Price is averaging 19.4 points per game, leading the way for the 19-1, number 1 ranked public school team in South Carolina. He is also chipping in 4.3 boards, 2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. However, what is really taking Price’s game to the next level is his ability to shoot the ball. This season, Price is shooting 66% from the field and 52% from beyond the arc. Unbelievable numbers really, when you look at Price’s impressive physical profile and pair it against the competition he has played against.
Looking into Price’s background, you see his dad played, earning a tryout for the Orlando Magic. So rightfully so, it makes sense basketball comes naturally to him. In fact, South Carolina is filled with late bloomers, hidden in plain sight. Look at the recent South Carolinians and what they are currently doing with unranked Ja Morant, Nic Claxton and Jordan Bruner all on NBA draft boards. Price could be next in line.
All summer we wrote extensively about Price, with things like what we said in July, “Price has incredible length and one of the prettiest jump shots you have seen. He has the ability to create offense off the bounce and is a solid secondary ball handler. A lot of intrigue comes from Price because he is only 16 years old. Right now he has no offers, that is something that should change, in a big way this is a classic case where production meets projection to show an incredibly bright future.” Or what we had written about Price heading into the April Live Period, “Price has all the makings. His arms extend down to his knees when he is standing straight up. He is a good athlete and is a shot maker. A smooth pull up game with range extending well beyond the arc. As he continues to get stronger his game only expands, but the projectability of his frame is obvious, so is his ability to score and upside as a defender.”
Sure, Price spent all summer, in front of hundreds of coaches, out performing the players they were recruiting. He played with Team Vision, the same program who put Jordan Shepherd at Oklahoma and Caleb Mills at Houston. Yes, it is astonishing how he has slipped this far through the cracks, especially with the local schools. However, don’t be surprised to see him end up at a Top 25 type high major program, heck, he’s only 17 years old.