Productive Summer For AU Hoops Commitment

An Auburn basketball recruiting report features comments from big guard Jordan Price.

Decatur, Ga.--One of the best things that happened for Coach Tony Barbee at his one-day camp for basketball prospects was that one of the most impressive players from a strong group of recruits has already committed to sign with Auburn.

Jordan Price, a 6-5, 218-pound guard from Southwest DeKalb High School, announced in June that he will sign with the Tigers. Also expected to join him by signing with the Tigers in the early signing period in November is Shaquille Johnson, an Auburn commitment from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga., who was also impressive at the camp.

"Shaq recruited me to come to Auburn and he has put me out there to try to recruit some more players to join us," Price says. "Of course, I was recruiting other guys at the Auburn camp and I will keep on doing that.

"It was a good overall experience to hang out at Auburn with the players, the coaches and Shaq," Price says of the one-day event that featured prospects from across the Southeast. "It was a good experience. I love it at Auburn."

Price throws one down at the Auburn camp.

Before heading to Barbee's camp the rising senior attended the NBA Camp in Virginia for college prospects and was one of the outstanding scorers at the event. That performance helped boost his stock with Price has been bumped up to the No. 66 ranked prospect in the country and as a four-star guard.

"The NBA Camp was a great experience, too," he says. "We learned a lot about basketball, we learned about a lot of stuff not to do off the court and what to do in different situations."

Jordan Price

As a junior at Southwest DeKalb, the shooting 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. As he prepares for his senior season, the guard says he is working on improving all aspects of his game.

"I believe I have had a good summer so far," says Price, who is ranked as's No. 21 shooting guard prospect in the country. "I am looking forward to the events in July so the Auburn coaches can come out and see me play. They haven't been able to do that for a while."

Commenting on his camp experience at Auburn, Price says, "The competition was really good. I wasn't really expecting so many people to be there. I thought there would be a good player here and there, but was a lot of competition, a lot of people I knew. It was a lot of fun."

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