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Louisville Transfer Zach Price Will Be Excellent Fit With Missouri Tigers

Bob Donnan-USA Today Sports

The Missouri Tigers and head coach Frank Haith have established a recent trend of landing transfers.

After earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and being upset by Norfolk State, the Tigers simply re-energized this past season with an abundance of newcomers.

Well, Haith has added yet another addition via transfer as former Louisville forward Zach Price pledged his commitment on Sunday evening. In addition to Price, Baylor transfer Deuce Bello is also coming on board this season. Barring a waiver from the NCAA however, neither will be eligible until the 2014-15 season.

Ironically enough, the Tigers will be relying on some additional transfers for next season, including the returns of both Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown. After sitting out the 2012-13 season, Tulsa transfer Jordan Clarkson will also eligible. With Price’s recent commitment, the trend is only continuing for Haith and the Tigers and thus far, it’s been decently successful.

As for Price however, the fit is a good one after the 6-foot-10 freshman got stuck behind a talented front line on a Louisville squad that claimed the National Championship this past season. So, with a title in hand, Price is taking his game to Missouri. A former top 100 prospect coming out of high school, Price’s upside speaks for itself, so he will have higher expectations with the Tigers as the years roll along.

During his lone season with the Cardinals, Price averaged 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.

 

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