Standout Guard Commits to Barbee's Tigers

Coach Tony Barbee's Tigers received good news over the weekend with a commitment from an outstanding guard prospect from the Atlanta area.

Decatur, Ga.--Auburn has picked up its second verbal commitment for the 2012 basketball signee class as talented combo guard Jordan Price ended his recruitment on Saturday.

A 6-5, 218-pound rising senior at Southwest DeKalb High School, he is ranked as the No. 21 shooting guard prospect in the country byScout.com, a rating that could be rising after he was named the MVP?of the Best of the Best Camp last week that featured prospects from around the country.

"My parents and I talked about it a lot, prayed about it and came down to a decision that Auburn is the best fit for me," Price tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Price took an unofficial visit to Auburn on Friday and Saturday with his father and says the whole family is on board with his college choice. "We are close family," he says. "I wouldn't make a decision without them."

Jordan Price

The guard notes there are a variety of reasons why he chose Auburn. "I really like the coaches a lot and I feel comfortable around them," he says. "The same thing is true with the players.

"I just liked the feeling that I had when I was down there," he says. "I just felt like I was at home. I felt like I could be myself around the players."

Another reason he likes Auburn is that it is an easy drive for his family to watch him play. "It is only like an hour and 20 minutes from home," he points out.

Price notes the Auburn coaches, particularly AU assistant Milt Wagner, began recruiting him very early in the process and did an excellent job letting him know that he is really wanted at Auburn.

Price, who is an honor student at Southwest Dekalb, chose the Tigers over Memphis, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and others.

As a junior at Southwest DeKalb the guard averaged 19 points per game with 6.5 rebounds and nearly four assists per contest. As a sophomore he played at McCallie in Chattanooga where he was named Tennessee's Mr. Basketball.

He joins Shaquille Johnson of Milton High School as an Auburn commitment for the 2012 class."I know him from playing against in him AAU," Price says. "He is an outstanding player."

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