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Posted On: 09/18/18 12:48 PM
Irondale players were very visible this summer on their respective grassroots teams. Aden Price was a name that stood out consistently for UVA. He's excited to get going again with the Knights, who are leaning in a positive direction with experience returning.
"I think Irondale this upcoming year is going to be something special because of the core group of guys that are coming back like Leighton Glodek and Iggy Ejiofor. In my honest opinion I think we can double or triple our win total from last year and hopefully go deeper into the playoffs," Price told NHR.
UVA had some impressive showings both in-state and nationally. Some of Aden's fondest recollections are from those successes. "This AAU season was special and probably the most memorable thing that happened was at the very last tournament down in Kansas. We made a run in the platinum bracket and really played like a team," he said. Along with winning, improving skills as a more complete player was a priority. "One thing that I have gotten a lot better as over this summer was getting to the basket better and finishing. Then one thing to work on is just being the most vocal one out on the court because that’s what good leaders do, and I would like to be a good leader for our basketball team," he added.
Irondale definitely will be a sleeper to move up the Northwest Suburban rankings in their final season as a member of that conference. Price's playmaking and experience in big games will prove crucial for the Knights. It's already getting him noticed by higher institutions in two sports.
"For colleges talking to me, it’s been mostly football [multiple NSIC offers]...but for basketball it has picked up from this summer, a lot of Division 3s and some Division 2. Hopefully going into my senior year some more contact me, but nothing is concrete yet for basketball."