Price picks Jeffersontown

2011 Louisville commit Zach Price will finish his high school career at Jeffersontown High School. The 6'10 Cleveland native will instantly become the best player in Louisville and explained his decision to at the King City Classic.

Zach Price, a 6'10 Louisville commitment from Cleveland, OH, will play his senior season in the town where he'll attend college.

After checking out several high schools in Louisville last month, including Eastern, Butler and Ballard, Price told at the King City Classic that he'll finish his high school career at Jeffersontown High, where he'll play for Jeff Morrow, a former manager and administrative assistant at Kentucky under Rick Pitino.

"I actually watched a few of their summer league games," Price told "They're a very pass first team, the complete opposite of my last team. I always wanted to be a part of a team that was pass-first. That's really what stood out to me. Everybody on the team has a work ethic and they could be down by 20 and still won‘t quit. That's the type of team I need to be surrounded by in order to get to the next level."

Price, whose family will be moving to Louisville later this summer, instantly will become the city's best player and should challenge Bowling Green standout Chane Behanan for best player in the state honors. Price is ranked the 66th best player in the nation in‘s latest 2011 ratings.

"My whole family is going down there," Price said. "They are going to be at the games. My extended family will be coming as well. It's going to be a great experience."

Price said he believes his family will be moving to Louisville at the end of the month.

"I'm taking it one step at a time," said Price. "I've got to worry about this AAU season first. Then when I start the high school season that's when the excitement will set in and [become] reality."

Price proved one of the top big men at the King City Classic this week. Clark Francis of the Hoop Scoop ranked him one of the Top 20 players in the event and the No. 5 center in camp. Mike DeCourcey of the Sporting News called Price a ‘defensive specialist, and said he "made a nice impression with his activity around the basket and taste for contact."

"I just tried to handle my business, hustle and show my work ethic," Price said. "It's always a privilege playing against the best players in the country. I take that to heart and I just wanted to showcase my skills."

Rick Pitino, who watched all of Price's games in Ohio, had to pleased with his future centers effort and hustle.

"I'm trying to show him I'm never going to quit," Price said. "I don't care if we're down by a lot or up a lot. I'm never going to quit. I'm going to play like the score is zero to zero. I just want to show him my work ethic and how strong I can play."

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