June 23, 2011
OREM, Utah -- Former Wolverine star and current guard for the Utah Jazz Ronnie Price paid a visit to Coach Dick Hunsaker's individual summer camp on Thursday and took time to speak to campers and sign autographs.
"It's always fun to come back to UVU and especially to come and help out at Coach Hunsaker's camp," Price said. "I remember some of these kids from when I was a player here and it's really fun to see how much they have matured as basketball players. It's also fun to be back around coach and the guys as well."
Price spoke to campers and told them that hard work, dedication and faith will help them become better basketball players as well as better individuals throughout their lives. He also talked to them about the importance of confidence and when you are confident in your game and your abilities you will get much better on and off the court.
Price is a six-year veteran of the NBA and has spent the past four seasons with the Utah Jazz. Before that he played two years with the Sacramento Kings.
Price attributes much of his success at Utah Valley and in the NBA to the time he spent playing for and learning from Hunsaker.
"Hunsaker is by far the best coach that I've ever had," Price added. "I learned the most that I ever have ever learned in my life about the game of basketball in my three years that I was here with him. Now that I am no longer a player of his, he has become a great friend. I still learn a lot from him and even though I'm a professional now I listen to ever word he has to say to me and I appreciate that he will still critique my game. It means a lot to me that I'll always have a friend in him."
Price wasn't the only professional basketball player and former UVU star to stop by Hunsaker's camp this week. Former shooting great Ryan Toolson came by and spent some time with campers this past Tuesday afternoon. Toolson was a four-year standout at UVU and has played professionally oversees the past couple of seasons in Turkey and Italy.