Price, Robinson Gain All-OVC Honors
Two Tigers Honored by League
Tennessee State guards, Bruce Price and Gerald Robinson were honored for their play during the 2007-08 Basketball season, being named to the 2008 All-OVC First Team and Newcomer Team respectively. The All-OVC teams were selected by a vote of the Ohio Valley Conference basketball coaches and sports information directors.
Bruce Price, a 6-1, 190, junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota finished the regular season averaging 18.0 points per game and was the team leader for the Tigers the entire season.
Although the OVC does not award a Comeback Player of the Year award, Price would have been the recipient had the award existed. After missing all but six games during the 2005-06 season and the entire 2006-07 campaign, Price returned to the form that made him a second-team All-OVC pick in 2004-05 and the OVC Freshman of the Year in 2003-04. This season he ranks second in the OVC in scoring (17.8) and third in each assists (4.8) and steals (2.2). Price also rebounded well for a guard (19th in the OVC at 4.8 per contest) and took care of the ball (he ranked 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio).
Price scored in double figures in all but one contest and played some of his best games against top competition, as he scored 34 points in a loss at nationally ranked Indiana and had 17 points and four assists in a victory at Illinois.
Gerald Robinson, Jr., a 6-0, 175, freshman from Nashville, Tennessee was one of the top freshmen in the Ohio Valley Conference this season. He finished the regular season second in team scoring with a 15.5 point per game average. He was named or shared OVC Freshman of the Week six times during the season.
The two players were instrumental in helping the Tigers to their first OVC Tournament Semifinal appearance in ten years.