BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., November 26, 2012 – Austin Price, a 6-foot 3-inch, 175-pound combo guard from Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Lehigh University, a member of the Patriot League located in Bethlehem, Pa. Dan MacLean, DCDS athletic director made the announcement.
As a junior, Price started the 2011-2012 season, and the team went 21-6 on its way to a district title, regional title and appearance in the Class B Final Four. In his sophomore season, he lettered on the team that went 23-4 and advanced to the Class B Final Four. Last year, he averaged 10.6 points, 4.1 RBS, 2.5 STLS and 2.8 points per game. Price will serve as a team captain this season, his senior year.
This past summer, playing for the amateur athletic union, Price tied for first for the most three-pointers made at the prestigious Nike Peach Jam Elite 24 tournament. As one of the top 80 seniors in the nation, Price was invited to attend the Nike Skills University Academy.
Price has a 3.65 GPA and was recently recognized with a National Scholar Athlete Award by the DCDS Blue & Gold Club. Price’s older brother, Jodan Price, is a freshman playing for DePaul University. Price resides with his parents, Cynthia and Jodan Sr. Price, in Farmington Hills, Mich.
“Austin is a complete player who can dominate at both ends of the court,” said Kurt Keener, head basketball coach at DCDS. “Better yet, he is the consummate scholar athlete who sets the standard for behavior both on and off the court.”
Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts educational opportunity to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Within a dignified and supportive setting, the school facilitates a spirit of achievement and promotes the academic, artistic, ethical, character, physical and leadership development of all students so that they can pursue excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.