Rock Island's JaMir Price picks Bradley University
Rock Island guard JaMir Price has verbally committed to attend Bradley University.
“It was a long process and I just felt comfortable there,” Price told Dispatch-Argus. “They made me feel like I belong.”
Price turned eyes over the summer competing for the Quad City Elite AAU team and settled on the Braves before he was scheduled to have visits from several other D1 programs. He plans to officially sign with Bradley and coach Brian Wardle during November’s early signing period.
“This is a big relief,” he said. “I didn’t want to have all the stress during the season. I wanted to put this behind me and just think about winning games for the Rocks.”
Price said he looks forward to pushing the ball in Wardle’s up-tempo system at Bradley.
“They told me they want to push the ball and that is where I am most comfortable,” he said. “I like to get out in transition and I like to have the ball in my hands in transition.”
The 6-2 senior was a Special Mention IBCA All-Stater and All-Western Big 6 Conference player last year, averaging 14.5 points and 3.2 assists per game.
Price excelled last year while still mourning the loss of his mother, who died during the season.
“I’m sure my mom is really proud of me right now,” he said. “I have accomplished a goal we had. I just wish she could be here to see me play in college.”