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Elkins’ Price signs to play basketball at Waynesburg

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Elkins High School’s Mitchell Price signed to play at Waynesburg (Pa.) University on Friday. He is shown with his parents, Tim and Melodee Price, and back row, from left to right, EHS athletic director Ross Ware, EHS boys basketball head coach Amrit Rayfield, and Tiger teammates Max Jackson, Tanner Miller, Luke Jackson, Cory Harper and Jack Bragg.

ELKINS — Elkins High School’s Mitchell Price signed to play basketball at Waynesburg (Pa.) University on Friday.

Price averaged 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds this past season in helping lead the Tigers to a 9-9 mark. He also dished out 2.1 assists and connected on 57.8 percent from the floor and 74.6 from the free-throw line.

“The coaches at Waynesburg showed a lot of interest in me all season,” Price said. “It’s close to home but still a little far away and seemed to be the right fit for me.”

Price, at 6-foot-4, is expected play small forward for the Yellow Jackets, who compete in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

“I need to work on my speed and ball-handling in preparing to play at the next level,” Price said. “And get into the weight room as well.”

Despite the season starting late due to COVID-19, Price was happy the Tigers were able to compete.

“It was great we got to play so many games,” he said. “Of course we wish we could’ve won some more, but we were fortunate not to have any COVID cases and to play 18 games.”

Price is the son of Tim and Melodee Price of Elkins.

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