A basketball player getting the opportunity to play for his father at the college level isn’t an opportunity that occurs all that often. Of course in recent years the tandem of Greg and Doug McDermott at Creighton immediately comes to mind, and earlier this year Avery Johnson Jr. transferred from Texas A&M to Alabama in order to play for his newly hired father.
Wednesday it was announced that another college basketball player has transferred in order to play for his father, as Hudson Price has officially joined the Charlotte program, where his father Mark was hired as head coach in the spring. Hudson, who played two seasons at TCU, will have to sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA rules.
After playing just over 15 minutes per game as a freshman the 6-foot-6 Price’s minutes decreased some in 2014-15, as he averaged 9.4 mpg as a sophomore.
Hudson Price is one of two transfers from four-year schools who have joined the Charlotte program since his father took over the program with former Pitt big man Joseph Uchebo being the other. In total, Charlotte will have eight newcomers on its roster when the season begins.
The 49ers have one scholarship upperclassman at the shooting guard position in junior Ivan Benkovic, with sophomore Ridell Camidge and freshmen Jon Davis and Curran Scott being the other options.
Charlotte head coach Mark Price landed his first verbal commitment in the Class of 2016 Thursday evening, and it’s an important one for the future of the program.
Three-star point guard Quentin Jackson Jr. announced via Twitter his decision to commit to the Conference USA program, picking the 49ers over offers from programs such as Cincinnati, Providence, Rutgers, Ole Miss and Tennessee. The Raleigh native not only gives Charlotte much-needed depth at the position, but he’s also a player Price can build around as he looks to rejuvenate the program in his first head coaching gig.
Charlotte currently has two scholarship point guards on its roster in redshirt junior Braxton Ogbueze and freshman Andrien White.
Jackson attends the Carlisle School in Martinsville, Virginia, and being able to learn from a coach with Price’s credentials as a player was one of the reasons for his decision according to the Martinsville Bulletin. Also at play was Jackson’s desire to wrap up his recruitment before his senior season, allowing him to focus fully on winning a state title.
Wake Forest added a promising shooting guard on Tuesday as Charlotte guard Keyshawn Woods committed to the Demon Deacons, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.
During his freshman season with the 49ers, Woods averaged 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. The 6-foot-3 freshman will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but he’ll have three seasons left of eligibility.
Seeing as though he shot 48 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range, Woods was efficient scoring the ball during his first season and he’s a nice floor spacing scorer for Wake Forest.