South Mountain Junior College's steady 6-foot freshman point guard prospect Jackson Price is finally off the recruiting board. After a strong freshman season, one of the best in the ACCAC for freshmen, Price has found a college home, and will not return for his sophomore season to South Mountain JC.
First it was 6-foot-4 freshman forward Terrence Johnson who decided on a division-I program, James Madison University, now it is Jackson Price. This week, after mulling over many recruiting options for his future, Price decided to accept an NAIA scholarship offer to Lindenwood University. Lindenwood University is an NAIA program located in Belleville, Illinois.
Price was among the top overall individual producers in the ACCAC this junior college season. Price ranked 7th in the conference in scoring this season - averaging 16.7 points per/game and 4.3 assists. He also shot 45% from the field and 43.9% from three-point distance on the season, while also shooting 78% from the free-throw line.
Price was a big reason for South Mountain winning the division-II conference title this season, as he combined with Terrence Johnson and Connor MacDougall (University of New Mexico signee) to give South Mountain was one of the best trios in the conference this junior college season.
Price is a steady floor general with a nice handle of the basketball and a nice shooting stroke with excellent range on his shot. He knows how to run a team and makes players around him better, while also making very good decisions with the basketball. Price is mature beyond his years and is a consistent performer.
I look for him to have a strong career at Lindenwood, especially since he has 3 years remainning of eligibility. This is a great get for Lindenwood. Congratulations to Price and the South Mountain JC coaching staff on another excellent signing.