A Louisville signee, the 6-foot-10 Price played hard, was aggressive on the boards and challenged shots defensively in the lane.
"I feel like I'm fitting in pretty well and I'm getting adjusted," said Price. "Practice has really brought us together as a team. The more games we have the closer bond we'll have."
Rated one of Scout.com's Top 60 2011 prospects, Price finished with 8 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots.
"I thought he played really well and hard," J-Town coach Jeff Morrow said. "He's got to finish better inside. He ran the floor well, blocked some shots and did a great job on the backboard. Overall, he played well."
Price didn't finish well offensively against Waggener's sagging 2-3 zone. He faced constant double and triple teaming when he touched the ball inside and made only 4 of 10 shots from the floor.
"They packed it [zone] in on him and he's going to face a lot of that. He's got to look to kick it back out when they collapse on him, but we didn't move to our open shots," Morrow said. "It's a combination of him not recognizing it and the rest of them not doing what they're supposed to do."
Price said it was a learning experience. "It was a little preview of what I'm going to see a lot of this season," said Price. "I'm going to see a lot of zone and they're going to double and triple team me. I've just got to finish. [Morrow] told me to look for my options. Scoring doesn't necessarily have to be an option, if not just kick it out."
While Price struggled offensively, Morrow was pleased with his defensive effort.
"I think he came out on the floor and guarded against a smaller, quicker guy, which he's going to have to do for us," said Morrow. "I thought he made some plays at the back of the press, made a few traps moving his feet and tried to go after the ball and block shots."
Louisville assistant Steve Masiello was in the stands watching Price's first game.