Men's Basketball Signs Price to NLI

Orlando, Fla., product Hudson Price has signed on to play for TCU starting next season.

Orlando, Fla., product Hudson Price has signed on to play for TCU starting next season.

April 17, 2013

TCU'S FALL EARLY SIGNING CLASS

FORT WORTH - The TCU men's basketball program opened the spring signing period strong Wednesday by inking prep prospect Hudson Price to a National Letter of Intent. Price became the fourth member of the Class of 2013 scheduled to enroll at TCU this fall.

A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Price played the last two years for The First Academy in Orlando, Fla. The 6-6, 200-pound guard prospect recently concluded his senior season averaging team highs of 18.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while helping lead the Royals to a Florida district 3A-5 championship. He ranked second on the squad in assists (2.3 apg) and steals (1.6 spg) while shooting 54.7 percent from the field, 45.2 percent from 3-point range and 77.1 percent at the foul line.

Price and his family moved to Orlando from Atlanta, Ga., prior to his junior year in 2011-12. His first season with the Royals saw him contribute heavily for a senior-laden squad that went 27-5 and won its district championship. A standout in the classroom at First Academy, he is a member of the National Honor Society.

"Hudson is a perfect fit for our program, and he is a nice complement to the other players who have signed on to join our team for next season," head coach Trent Johnson said. "He's a highly skilled, versatile player with good size and strength. He has the ability to shoot from outside or attack the rim. One of his best attributes is that he's a student of the game with high basketball intelligence."

Price hails from a basketball family. His father, Mark Price, played 12 seasons in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers (1986-95), Washington Bullets (1995-96), Golden State Warriors (1996-96) and Orlando Magic (1997-98) and was a four-time NBA All-Star with the Cavs. One of the top shooters in NBA history, he still owns the league's all-time career record for free-throw shooting percentage (90.4 percent) and is the Cavs' franchise leader for career assists (4,206).

"You can tell that Hudson has learned a lot about the game of basketball from his father," Johnson said. "Mark was a terrific player who always played the game the right way. He was one of the best overall shooters in the history of the game and was always well-respected both in the locker room and the community."

Hudson Price becomes the first non-Texas native to sign with TCU during second-year head coach Trent Johnson's tenure. He also received interest from St. Louis, Virginia and Air Force.

The addition of Price further strengthens a heralded Horned Frogs signing class that ranks as the program's best in recent memory and one of the top-rated groups in the nation this season. ESPN.com recently ranked the four-man class No. 36 overall. Each of the four players has earned ratings of at least three stars by Rivals.com.

TCU put together a talented early signing class back in mid-November featuring center Karviar Shepherd (Dallas, Texas/Prime Prep Academy) and guards Brandon Parrish (Arlington, Texas/Seguin HS) and Michael Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Reagan HS). Shepherd was ranked as the nation's No. 46 overall prospect, and the No. 3 center, for the class of 2013 by ESPN, while both Parrish and Williams were listed as top-150 players by select outlets.

The spring basketball signing period continues through May 15.


 

 


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