#11 Bruce Price
|PREV. SCHOOL||South HS|
Voted as the OVC's Freshman of the Year by the league's head coaches and sports information directors...Finished third in the OVC scoring race, averaging 17.6 points a game...Second overall with his 2.63 average of 3-point field goals made per game...Reached the 30-point scoring plateau, scoring a career-high 38 points in OVC opening win in 40 minutes of action...Also tallied 31 points in road victory at Tennessee-Martin...Missed the one game, at Wyoming due to illness, but came back two nights later to tally 29 points against Big 12 Conference member Colorado...The Colorado game was the only one that he played in and did not start...Tallied in double figures in 21-of -27 games played, including 14-of-16 OVC games...Had a season-high 11 rebounds at OVC Tournament champion Murray State...Converted 34 percent from 3-point range and 73.5 percent from the free throw line.
Averaged a team-high 13.7 points per game as a sophomore...One of the top defensive players in the OVC, ranked fourth in the OVC in steals (1.9 spg)...Also eighth in assists (3.4 apg), and 10th in 3-point average (1.9)...Posted 22 double figure scoring games last season, giving him a total of 44 in his two-year career...Tallied a season-high 30 points in double overtime win over Southeast Missouri...Tallied 26 points and had a season-high eighth rebounds against Southeastern Conference member Alabama...Scored 24 points in game at eventual Final Four participant Louisville...Handed out eighth assists in OVC-opening win at Jacksonville State...Season-high six steals came in home win over Eastern Illinois....Started 28 games.
Suffered season-ending ACL injury in sixth game of the year at Ohio State, was averaging 19.7 points at the time.
Re-injured same ACL in pick-up game prior to start of season ... missed season.
Bruce enters his third season as the most experienced player on the team, starting 53 of 58 games...One of the top players in the Ohio Valley Conference, will look for consistency in his play...Leadership and experience will be a key...Plays both the point and second guards...Has worked hard in the off season to rehabiltate his knee injury.
Ranked as one of the nation's top combination games in 2002...Rated the seventh top prospect of playing the point and shooting guard...Originally committed to St. John's before attending Brighton Academy...As a senior at Minneapolis South High, he was runner-up for Minneapolis Metro Player of the Year...He also earned All-Minnesota honors...Averaged 18.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 6.5 assists as a senior...
FULL NAME: Bruce Elden Price