2013 Guard Speaks About New SLU Interest

A 2013 guard spoke with BillikenReport.com about receiving a recent interest from SLU and his connection to one of the current Billikens.

With a family member already playing Division I basketball, Austin Price hopes to follow in those footsteps. His brother, Jodan, will be a freshman this fall at DePaul.

The younger price, a six-foot-three combo guard, had a strong July period and has thus garnered some new offers and interest.

"I felt like I played pretty good," he said. "I shot the ball really well. I don't think I made too many turnovers or anything. I protected the ball and really played my role on the team. I was able to play really well against top-notch players in the country."

He attends Detroit Country Day School and runs with The Family on the AAU circuit.

"When I'm at my best, I'm definitely shooting the ball really well," he said. "I'm really feeling my offense is coming along."

Most colleges on his list are recruiting him as a point guard, combo, or shooting guard.

His current list includes offers from Iowa, Yale, Cornell, SLU, Lehigh, Northeastern, Kent State, Eastern Michigan, St. Bonaventure, SEMO, UIC, and others.

SLU, Butler, and Stanford are among the schools who are tracking his progress.

Associate head coach Jim Whitesell has been in touch with Price to talk about the program and express interest in the growing guard.

Price has an interesting connection to the Bills' program as Jodan is one of freshman Jared Drew's best friends. The two stay in frequent contact and their families are close.

Academics are a big piece of the puzzle for Price, and with several Ivy and Patriot League schools on his list, it's no surprise that he's considering those types of institutions.

A number of visits are in the works, including a swing to SLU and Iowa.

He'd like to get things figured out in the first signing period, likely in November. Price will be cutting his list down after August.

School isn't the only factor, however.

"I want to go to a school where I can get a lot of minutes," he said. "I don't need to start freshman year, but I want to play and contribute. I want to go to a school that has a plan that wants to win."

Although he has no favorites at this time, expect schools to emerge soon as he narrows the list down.

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