Price, Graham Receive Atlanta Tipoff Club Awards
The pair will be honored at the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Naismith Awards banquet presented by Delta Air Lines and Piedmont Heart Institute on March 25 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Price received the Whack Hyder State of Georgia Men’s College Coach of the Year honor after guiding the Eagles to a 20-win campaign, his third in the last five seasons, and a second-place finish in the Southern Conference (13-7). The 13 league wins are the most by the school since joining the conference in 1992
Price owns a 293-153 overall mark in 15 years of coaching and is 157-111 at Georgia Southern. The Eagles have finished first or second in the SoCon South Division in seven of his nine years in Statesboro.
Graham, a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., is the State of Georgia Men’s College Player of the Year. He averaged 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game en route to First Team All-Southern Conference recognition by the media and coaches. A two-time SoCon Player of the Week, Graham finished third in the conference in scoring and blocks (54) and ended his career seventh in scoring (1,581), third in rebounding (908) and first in blocks (207). He holds the top four single-season block records at GSU.
The Atlanta Tipoff Club, an Atlanta Sports Council property, is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club, founded during the 1956-57 season, has presented the Naismith Trophy since UCLA’s Lew Alcindor first won the award in 1969. The Naismith Awards program has become an emblem of excellence for the game, recognizing the Men’s and Women’s College Player of the Year, Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year, as well as awards for outstanding achievement in high school basketball, officiating, and overall contribution to the game.
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2008 00:19