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A.J. Price

  • Full Name: Anthony Jordan Price
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-2 / 181
  • Birthdate: October 7, 1986
  • College: Connecticut
2006-07 31 23 99 256 0.387 69 100 0.69 24 88 0.273 93 113 37 2 291 9.4
2007-08 33 33 160 366 0.437 106 142 0.746 52 141 0.369 117 192 43 3 478 14.5
2008-09 35 35 170 417 0.408 93 129 0.721 82 204 0.402 122 164 24 0 515 14.7
Totals 99 91 429 1039 0.413 268 371 0.722 158 433 0.365 332 469 104 5 1284 13

Diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in October 2004, causing bleeding in his brain, and missed the 2004-05 season. Underwent radiosurgery treatment in February 2005 and received full medical clearance in May 2006. Suspended for 2005-06 academic year for violations of the University Student Code of Conduct.

Career Highlights:

Tallied 1,284 career points in three seasons, ranking No. 25 all-time at UConn. Dished out 469 career assists (4.7 apg), No. 9 in school history.

Senior (2008-09):

All-Big East Second Team, USBWA All-District First Team and Big East All-Tournament Team selection. Finalist for Bob Cousy Award. Named MVP of the West Regional and averaged 19.0 points in NCAA Tournament. Had 27 and 20 points, respectively, in NCAA wins over Texas A & M and Chattanooga. Had 33 points and 10 assists in Big East quarterfinal loss to Syracuse. Recorded career bests with 36 points, including 8-of-13 three-pointers, and 12 assists in win at Marquette. Had a team-high 18 points and eight assists vs. Pitt. Had 17 points in win over Syracuse and 29 points in win over Villanova. Recorded 24 points and 10 assists in win over Gonzaga, hitting the game-tying three with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.

Junior (2007-08):

All-Big East First Team. USBWA All-America and District Player of the Year. Finalist for the Wooden Award, USBWA Player of the Year Award, and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. USBWA and NABC All-District First Teams. Led UConn in assists (6.0 apg) and finished second in scoring (14.5 ppg). Played nine minutes in NCAA First Round before tearing ACL in left knee. Scored a team-leading 22 points and dished out six assists in Big East Quarterfinals vs. West Virginia. Had 24 points with five three-pointers against West Virginia. Had a team-high 23 points and seven assists in OT win vs. South Florida. Scored 26 points vs. Notre Dame and added nine assists with just one turnover. Named to All-Tournament team of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic and was the MVP of the Storrs Regional for the tournament. Started all 33 games at point guard.

Sophomore (2006-07):

Appeared in all 31 games, starting at point guard in 23 contests. Averaged 9.4 points with 113 assists and 37 steals in 23.9 minutes per game. Recorded 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds vs. Syracuse in the Big East Tournament. Led squad with 17 points and grabbed six boards at Louisville. Named to Hispanic College Fund Classic All-Tournament team after tallying 23 points against Mississippi.

Strengths: Cerebral point, who does a good job balancing the need to score and distribute. Changes speeds well, and does a nice job running the pick and roll. Solid mid-range game, with an improved deep stroke.

Personal: Son of Tony and Inga Price. Father played at Penn, helping the team advance to the 1979 Final Four and earning a spot on the 1979 East Regional All-Tournament Team.

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