Tuesday Update Price committed to the Huskies shortly before 8 am on Tuesday.
At a 7:30 a.m. press conference on Tuesday, A.J. Price, one of the elite point guards in America, will decide between St. John's and Connecticut. A source close to Price told us Monday night that barring a last minute change of heart – and that certainly has happened before – Price will select the Huskies.
"He's going to announce between St. John's and Connecticut," Amityville head coach Jack Agostino said Monday evening.
Apparently, the Russell Robinson to Kansas commitment took the Jayhawks out of the running. But, in reality, the Huskies have been gaining momentum for the last week and this commitment should surprise no one unless he does a 360 and goes with SJU.
Price has been UConn's top target at the guard slot all year. Staying close to home has become a priority in recent weeks and another source confirmed that reaching the Final Four is huge in this decision. UConn certainly has and will have the horses to do that not only this season but in seasons to come.
"He's a kid who certainly can make an impact," Agostino said. "He belongs in the McDonald's All-American game and he's just getting better and better."
Agostino's right, he is getting better. More importantly, as we've stressed before, he continues to rapidly develop as a playmaker. Once thought to be a dead-eye shooter, Price transformed his game to where not only is he a perimeter gun but he runs the shows, takes care of the ball and above all else is a proven winner. State championships follow him. AAU titles are the norm and he's been successful at every level he's played so far.
The kid's a winner. He's a big timer and like we said, if all goes according to plan on Tuesday morning, the UConn Huskies have one of the most coveted guards in America heading their way.