September 7, 2011

Price down to seven

Detroit Country Day guard Jodan Price has offers from seven different schools across the country and interest from several others. The 6-foot-7, 175-pound Detroit native has offers from Central Michigan, DePaul, Eastern Michigan, Hofstra, Lamar, Saint Joseph's and Western Michigan. He had offers from Duquesne, Minnesota and Northwestern, but those schools have filled their need at his position. Kansas State and Oregon State have also showed interest.

Price, who plays AAU ball for The Family, has not declared a leader or even any separation out of his top seven schools.

"I don't have a favorite right now. I really like all the schools. DePaul is in the BE and they play really good competition. St Joe's is good. You play real good competition in their conference (Atlantic 10) too. I like Lamar, my uncle coaches there. They are talking about me coming in and being a big time scorer. CMU is talking about me being a big time scorer there too. WMU wants me as a combo guard. EMU is talking about me as a two guard. Hofstra actually wants me to be the star on the team."

Price says that most schools are recruiting him as a shooting guard or a combination guard. Central Michigan, who he talks at least once every week, wants him to come to Mount Pleasant as a shooting guard.

The Detroit native has already taken unofficial visits to Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan and he is about to visit DePaul on September 24. That visit is an unofficial right now, but it might turn into an official visit. He may also take another visit to CMU on September 16. He is looking to sign with a school in November.

"I will probably sign in November. That's still the timetable to make a decision right now. November is just the signing period. I've always had it set at November, so I'm just sticking to that."

The Country Day senior will begin workouts and open gyms this week as he begins his senior year. He has set some high goals for himself and for his team this season.

"For my team, we want to win a state championship. For myself, I want to have a good year, get better and end the year as the top player in the state."

Price has been groomed for the next level as he has been able to play for an elite high school program and an elite AAU program.

"The high school is good, we play the best competition that we can play. AAU is good because we play against all the top players in the country. It has definitely helped me to become a better basketball player."

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