One of the qualities that helped Dayton go on the late-season run that culminated with an appearance in the Elite Eight was the team’s depth, with head coach Archie Miller was able to play as many as 11 players in any given game. For the season nine players finished the season playing at least 12.6 minutes per game.
One of the players in the rotation was sophomore guard Khari Price, who started all 37 games and played just over 22 minutes per contest. Price, a native of Slidell, La., posted averages of 6.4 points and 1.8 assists per game for the Flyers last season, managing to remain in the starting lineup even with the arrival of talented point guard Dayshon “Scoochie” Smith. Price’s time at Dayton has come to an end however, with Miller announcing the player’s decision Sunday afternoon.
“Today we want to wish Khari Price the best of luck on his decision to transfer and be closer to home and his family,” Miller stated on his Twitter account. “This was a long and well thought out process on his behalf. After numerous conversations with he and his family, it’s the best decision. I’m proud of Khari for how he represented us the last two years on and off the floor.
“He is a great kid and his contributions helped us grow. He will be successful wherever he chooses, and we wish him the best of luck.”
Price reached double figures in ten of Dayton’s 37 games last season, with four of those outings coming in the Flyers’ first five games. Included in that early season stretch was a 17-point performance in Dayton’s season-opening win over IPFW. Price scored ten points or more in three Atlantic 10 games, accounting for 15 points in a win at Fordham in mid-January. Price’s best game assist-wise came in Dayton’s home win over UMass on March 1, as he dished out five assists to go along with ten points.