This happens every single year. The basketball season will start and a freshman who was barely recruited starts tearing it up on the court. Then everyone is left wondering, “How in the world did this guy not have more offers?” Georgia Tech might be onto their diamond in the rough with a 6’5” shooting guard out of W.J. High School in Columbia, South Carolina, Asanti Price.
Just one glance at his highlight tape and you can see Asanti takes the “shooting” portion of “shooting guard” to heart. Price has one of the smoothest, purest jump shots in the ’19 class and has now put himself on the map with big Power 5 schools. When asked who he tries to emulate his game after, he offered a list of shooters led by Ray Allen. He also included a cool little nugget that his high school coach actually coached Ray Allen. If Price can continue doing what he is doing and follow the guidance of his coaches, there is no telling how high the ceiling is for him.
Price recently took an unofficial to Georgia Tech for the FSU game and enjoyed himself. “The game was good and I loved the atmosphere,” said Price. Coach Anthony Wilkins is leading the recruitment of Asanti along with the head man, Coach Pastner. Price has been hearing from them a lot but is still waiting on the official offer. “They said they were going to come to my championship game, so hopefully they offer me after that.”
Price has also been hearing from Xavier, Kansas State, St. Mary’s, and Maryland and says he is looking for a school that is, “the best for me on the court, can offer a good education, along with a good environment.” Price let it be known he wants to major in either Sports Medicine or Psychology. He told me if Tech does offer he will set up an official visit and let me know when it would be.
Asanti is targeting a decision by the end of April and is very determined and focused to get the right fit. After talking with him, I get the feeling that the ball is in Georgia Tech’s court. All they have to do is offer and pass the ball to Price….because if they do, you know he is going to turn it into points.