Austin Price

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Austin Price
No. 31Heroes Den Bosch
Position Point guard
League BNXT League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1995-09-16) September 16, 1995 (age 27)
Indianapolis, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Detroit Country Day
(Beverly Hills, Michigan)
College Lehigh (2013–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018 Köping Stars
2018–2019 Limburg United
2019–2020 Beroe
2020–2021 Maccabi Ra'anana
2021 Ironi Nes Ziona
2021–present Heroes Den Bosch
Career highlights and awards

Austin Price (born September 16, 1995) is an American basketball player for Heroes Den Bosch of the BNXT League.

Contents

Early life

Price was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, moved to Detroit when he was a sophomore in high school, and his hometown is Farmington Hills, Michigan. [1] [2] [3] He is 6-4, 185 pounds (193cm, 83kg). [2] [3]

He attended high school at Detroit Country Day (2013) in Michigan. [2] Price played for the high school basketball team as a combo guard and team captain. [4] [5] As a junior, Price averaged 16 points, five assists, and two steals per game. [5] As a senior he was team captain. [6] Academically, he had a 3.65 GPA. [4]

College

Price attended Lehigh University (2017), majoring in Finance. [2] [4] He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. [7] He played basketball for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks basketball team in the Patriot League. [2] As a freshman in 2013-14, he was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team, and to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. [4] As a junior in 2015-16 he was second in the league with 55 steals and 1.7 steals per game, and was named third team All-Patriot League. [2] [4] As a senior in 2016-17 he was third in the league with 74 three-point field goals, and was again named third team All-Patriot League. [2] [4] He ended his Lehigh career second in school history with 240 three-pointers, and 13th in scoring with 1,453 points. [4]

Professional career

After college Price played for the Köping Stars in Sweden's second division, and was named Import Player of the Year (as the top player not from Sweden). [8] In 2018-19 he played with Limburg United in the Pro Basketball League, the top league in Belgium. [8]

In 2019-20 he played with BC Beroe in the Bulgarian National Basketball League, and averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. [8] He started the 2020-21 season with Maccabi Ra'anana of the Israeli National League, and in 13 games averaged 17.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. [9]

From March 2021, Price played guard for Ironi Nes Ziona in the Israeli Premier Basketball League. [10] [11] He helped the team win the 2020–21 FIBA Europe Cup championship.

On July 20, 2021, Price signed a one-year contract with Heroes Den Bosch in the Netherlands. [12] He won the Dutch national championship in the 2021–22 season. On July 4, 2022, he extended his contract with two more seasons. [13]

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  13. "Austin Price gaat voor tweede landstitel met Heroes Den Bosch". Heroes Den Bosch. July 4, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022.