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James E. Price (born November 27, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player. After starring at the University of Louisville, the 6' 3" Price was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 1972 NBA draft. Price would go on to play seven NBA seasons (1972–1979), spending time with the Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Buffalo Braves, Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons. He was an All-Star in 1975, and he retired with 5,088 career points.

Jim Price
Personal information
Born (1949-11-27) November 27, 1949 (age 69)
Russellville, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolArsenal Technical
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeLouisville (1969–1972)
NBA draft1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1972–1979
PositionGuard
Number15, 25, 11, 5
Career history
19721974Los Angeles Lakers
19741976Milwaukee Bucks
1976Buffalo Braves
19761978Denver Nuggets
1978Detroit Pistons
1978–1979Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,088 (10.0 ppg)
Rebounds1,566 (3.1 rpg)
Assists1,886 (3.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Playing with his older brother Mike Price, Jim Price helped lead his Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, Indiana to the State Finals in 1966; the Titans finished the season with a 25-4 record.[1] He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.[2]

Following his playing career, Price entered the coaching ranks; he spent nearly 5 years as the head coach of the IUPUI Jaguars women's team, totaling a record of 73-55 and 3 NAIA post-season berths.[3] He currently serves as an assistant coach at Indiana University Southeast under fellow Louisville alumni Wiley Brown.

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG STL BLK PPG
1972–73 L.A. Lakers 59 14.0 .440 .822 1.9 1.6 6.4
1973–74 L.A. Lakers 82 32.0 .449 .799 4.6 4.5 1.9 .4 15.4
1974–75 L.A. Lakers 9 37.7 .449 .911 4.8 7.0 2.3 .3 21.2
1974–75 Milwaukee 41 37.3 .440 .859 3.8 5.4 2.2 .5 14.9
1975–76 Milwaukee 80 31.6 .415 .849 3.3 4.9 1.9 .4 11.7
1976–77 Milwaukee 6 18.5 .512 .778 2.2 2.5 1.2 .2 8.2
1976–77 Buffalo 20 16.7 .423 .850 1.7 1.9 1.3 .3 5.3
1976–77 Denver 55 25.2 .445 .797 3.3 3.8 1.7 .3 7.9
1977–78 Denver 49 22.2 .481 .773 3.2 3.2 1.4 .1 6.8
1977–78 Detroit 34 24.7 .421 .816 3.0 3.0 1.3 .1 11.5
1978–79 L.A. Lakers 75 16.1 .497 .696 1.6 2.9 .9 .2 5.3
Career 510 25.1 .444 .815 3.1 3.7 1.6 .3 10.0
All-Star 1 17.0 .333 1.000 2.0 .0 2.0 8.0

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG STL BLK PPG
1973 L.A. Lakers 3 5.3 .273 1.3 .7 2.0
1974 L.A. Lakers 5 32.2 .379 .692 3.8 2.6 1.4 .0 11.8
1976 Milwaukee 1 19.0 .375 .571 .0 4.0 1.0 .0 10.0
1977 Denver 6 26.3 .358 .625 4.0 4.2 2.0 .2 7.2
1979 L.A. Lakers 8 16.0 .300 .500 1.0 2.3 .6 .0 2.5
Career 23 21.0 .351 .625 2.4 2.7 1.3 .1 6.0

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