Former NBA player to speak at Tabor

Former NBA player Brent Price will speak at Tabor College?s annual athletic department kickoff tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Price played for four different teams during his nine seasons in the NBA. Courtesy Photo

Former NBA player Brent Price will be the keynote speaker for Tabor College?s annual athletic department kickoff tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Price played two seasons at the University of South Carolina, where he averaged 12.6 points per game. He finished his career at the Univer?sity of Oklahoma, averag?ing 18 points per game.

In 1992, Price was drafted by the Washington Bullets in the second round as the fifth pick, 32nd overall. In January 1996, he extended his NBA record of field goal attempts without a miss to 13.

Price played for four different teams during his nine seasons in the NBA.

A native of Enid, Okla., Price said the people around him helped to influence who he became as a person and an athlete.

?I remember growing up as an aspiring athlete and remember people in my community, the inspiration they gave to me,? Price said. ?It?s always been special for me to go out and return the favor, to get to speak to young athletes in terms of experience and pass on a little life knowledge and be an encouragement in the place that they are right now. It?s always been fun for me to go out and do that.?

Tabor College Vice President of Athletics Rusty Allen said he looks forward to having someone of Price?s caliber speak to Tabor athletes.

?His career as a basketball player speaks for itself,? Allen said. ?Com?bine that with his strong commitment to Christ, and we should all be in for a great message.?

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