Infobox WNBA Player
name = Armintie Price
height_ft = 5 | height_in = 9
weight_lbs = 133
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1985|4|3
college = Mississippi
draft = 3rd overall
draft_year = 2007
career_start = 2007
awards = SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2006-2007)
All-SEC First Team (2007),
Associated PressThird-Team All-America (2007) Associated Press, WNBA Rookie of the Year(2007)
Armintie Ada Price (born
April 3, 1985) is an American professional basketballplayer. Price, who played collegiately at the University of Mississippi, was drafted third overall by the Chicago Skyin the 2007 WNBA Draft.
High school career
A native of
Myrtle, Mississippi, the 5'9" Price was a star player at Myrtle High School and received numerous honors, including being named to the Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen (Mississippi's top twelve high school basketball players) as a senior. Price averaged 31.0 points, 22.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 5.0 steals as a senior and helped lead Myrtle High to the 2003Class 1A state title and to two Class 1A state runner-up finishes as a sophomore and junior. Price, who also excelled in track, helped lead Myrtle High to the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Class 1A state championship in track and was a 15-time state champion in track as she won the 100-meter high hurdles, long jump, 200 meters, 4x100-meter relay and 4x200-meter relay her sophomore, junior and senior years. Because of her religion which stated females must wear feminine apparel (skirts), her mother encouraged her to wear a skort through out her high school basketball career.
Price went on to become one of the most decorated athletes of all time at the
University of Mississippi. During her senior year, she averaged a team leading 18.1 points per game, which ranked second in the SEC and 32nd in the NCAA. She also led the team with 146 assists and 118 steals. Her 3.8 steals per game was first in the NCAA and SEC, while she ranked fourth in assists in the SEC with 4.8 per game Price is just the fifth player in NCAA history to record over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 assists and 300 steals joining Cheryl Miller, Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchingsand Sophia Young. Price was named 2007 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first player in the history of the league to win the award two times. She was a unanimous selection to the 2007 All-SEC First Team by the league coaches.
The day after her 22nd birthday, Price was chosen with the third overall pick by the
Chicago Sky, an expansion team of the WNBA. Price became the first Ole Miss player selected in the first round of the draft’s eleven-year history. She is also just the second Lady Rebel to be selected in the draft (Saundra Jackson was a third-round pick in 2002). On September 8th, 2007 Price was named 2007 WNBA Rookie of the Year.
* [http://www.olemisssports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=12866&SPID=740&DB_OEM_ID=2600&ATCLID=542753&Q_SEASON=2006&KEY=&DB_OEM_ID=2600&DB_LANG=&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT= Biography courtesy of olemisssports.com]
* [http://www.wnba.com/storm/news/07draftsg.html 2007 WNBA Draft scouting report]
* [http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070404/SPORTS030103/70404018 Lady Rebel Armintie Price chosen third overall in 2007 WNBA Draft]
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