Price is Right at Coastal

It hasn't been all that easy to keep up with Eric Price. The well-traveled point guard, who played last season at Blair Academy, has found a home in Virginia Beach at Coastal Christian Academy.

There's been an Eric Price sighting – in Virginia Beach, Va.

Price, a well-traveled 6-2, 170-pound point guard who spent last season at Blair Academy (N.J.), has landed at Coastal Christian Academy (Va.).

Price spent the last couple of months taking classes at Dunbar (D.C.), but he was ineligible to play so he headed to Coastal to play for coach Walter Webb.

``It's fair to say I didn't exactly have a good season last year at Blair," said Price, who spent this past summer with the DC Blue Devils. "But there was a lot going on in my life at the time."

Price's friend was actually killed by another one of Price's friends, who is now spending life in prison for murder.

``I was in a slump and was frustrated after that happened," Price said. "I didn't want to be anywhere. I wasn't thinking about basketball."

Now Price is just looking to get back to where he was a few years ago when he was thought of as one of the elite point guards in his class

``I'm just trying to earn my way back up to the top where I once was," Price said. "I want to get my grades, go to college and make my parents proud."

``It's like me being a brand-new person," he added. "This has all made me stronger. I know a lot of coaches have doubts about me and I want to prove them wrong."

Price, who battled though a knee injury last season as well, said that there's been virtually no interest of late from college coaches, but he's hoping that will change at Coastal Christian.

``Physically, I'm about 90 to 95 percent," Price said. "Mentally, I feel that I'm there because I've had a whole year to think about everything and now it's OK."

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