NASHVILLE --- One of the nation's top combination guards, Bruce Price, has become the latest signee for the Tennessee State University men's basketball program and new head coach Cy Alexander.
Price, a 6-4, 205-pound athlete from Minneapolis, Minn., was rated as the nation's seventh top prospect capable of playing the point and shooting guard position as senior in 2002. He originally committed to St. John's out of high school before attending Brigeton Academy in Maine last fall.
?We are extremely pleased to have someone of Bruce's caliber to join our basketball program at Tennessee State,? said Alexander. ?We are hopeful that he can become an immediate impact player in the Ohio Valley Conference.?
As a senior at South High School, he was runner-up for Minneapolis Metro Player of the Year. He earned All-Minnesota honors. Price averaged 18 points, 6.5 assists, and 5.5 rebounds his senior season. In addition, the highly regarded defensive player averaged taking more than three charges a game. Last summer, he was named MVP of the Pulley Panthers a traveling A.A.U. team.
Price becomes the fifth signee for the Tigers and their new head coach who took over the TSU program April 15. He joins high school signees Orlando ?O.J.? Wright from Maryland and Courtney Bohannon from Memphis Hamilton High and transfers Eric King from St. John's and Rod Flowers from Cincinnati.