Price Adjusting To New Role As PG

Xavier Price is ready for the spring AAU season. He'll be playing with a fine St. Louis Eagles team and he'll also be learning the finer points of a new position.

O'Fallon junior guard Xavier Price is a pretty accomplished shooting guard prospect in the Class of 2004. On Sunday, Cincinnati offered him a scholarship and that's not all he's got cooking.

Price's current list is Oklahoma, Purdue, Cincinnati, UNLV and possibly Miami. Price says that the Rebels, Boilermakers and Bearcats offered. Oklahoma continues to express interest in him.

"My main goal is the same every year," Price said. "I want to get better at everything – passing, rebounding, defense, shooting and ball handling." Add point guard skills to the list as well.

Price contends that he's working on playing some point guard. "[They St. Louis Eagles coaches] told me they want me to play some this year. I ran it a little bit in high school but mainly for set plays.

"It's just something else that I have to work on right now. I spend a lot of time running the point in practice."

Price and the Eagles won the AAU Super Showcase last year and they'll be in contention for major tournament championships on a weekend basis this spring and summer.

Meanwhile, Price will continue to examine his college options. "My main thing is playing time. I don't want to come out and have to red shirt or ride the bench. I feel like I can go in there and play now."


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