Friday, July 24, 2009
An update from Coach Price:
It’s a great day to be a Ouachita Tiger! I hope all of you are having a productive summer and feel as blessed as I do. Our first two and a half months here have been productive and we are anxiously awaiting the return of our team to campus for the fall semester. First things first! We are winding down the recruiting class of 2009 and have been out on the recruiting trail evaluating the recruiting class of 2010. We are anxious to have some of these talented guys on campus for visits over the next couple of months! Along these lines I wanted to take a minute to share with you the three primary components that we look for in a prospective student athlete! The first, and most important, is character. Teams of high character win, and talent without character is useless. Secondly, we need student athletes that excel academically. Ouachita is a highly reputable and very challenging academic institution. ONLY young men that are ambitious in the classroom will succeed! Lastly, we are looking for the “right” basketball players. Our players must be able to SEE and FEEL the game. They must also possess the ability to battle through adverse situations! As time goes on I will share more about “toughness” as it pertains to basketball. We will recruit tough young men that have high basketball I.Q.! I am posting a picture of one of my former players Moussa Diagne from Furman University. Some of you know him as he is now playing professionally, but he fits all these criteria and is a prototype of the young man we are looking for!