Ronnie Price is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and plays as a point guard. Price came in for some stick at Clear Brook High School where he played as a point guard although, at 5’8”, he was considered quite short for a basketball player. His height also meant that the wouldn’t win any scholarships as he graduated from high school and, 5’11” by now, Price walked on to the team at Nicholls State University in Louisiana.
But Price had other ideas on his mind as he averaged 11.3 points per game on his way to 6 feet 2 inches. As a junior, Price decided to shift colleges and moved to the Utah Valley State College. Price had a sensational junior year with his new school and was scoring at 20.2 points per game as he led the team to the Division I Provisional National Championship.
In 2004-05, his senior year, Price picked his game up another notch as he averaged 24.3 points per game. He was third in the country in terms of scoring average and was also ranked as the topmost point guard in the country by CBS Sportsline.com. Price also won the award for being Division I Independent Player of the Year.
Despite his performance at the collegiate level, Price was not considered good enough to be drafted during the 2005 NBA Draft. However, the Utah Jazz and the Detroit Pistons felt that he was good enough to be invited for some pre-season practice. Later that year, in August, Price would sign a 2-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.
In the next two seasons, the Kings would sparingly use Price as a backup for Mike Bibby and Jason Hart. Averaging 2.9 in his 87 games over two seasons, Price’s dilemma was aptly reflected in the fact that he only started 1 game in his two years with the Kings. In 2007, after two long years, Price ran out of a contract at Sacramento and Utah picked him up as a free agent.