Armintie Price, the former Myrtle and Ole Miss standout, is expected to be in the starting lineup today for Atlanta when the Dream take on the Seattle Storm in the opening game of the WNBA Finals.
Price, a two-time Journal girls basketball player of the year (2002-03), is now an Ole Miss assistant coach.
“I am very, very excited. It’s an amazing feeling to be playing in the WNBA Finals and at the same time to be an assistant coach for Ole Miss,” said Price, who was the WNBA’s 2007 Rookie of the Year in Chicago. “God has blessed me both at Ole Miss and now with the Atlanta Dream and I’m very thankful for these opportunities. I’m planning for the Dream to take it all the way.”
Price has played in 34 games this season, averaging 4.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. She was inserted as a starter when the playoffs began and the Dream has responded with four consecutive victories. Former Ole Miss head women’s basketball coach Carol Ross is in her second year as an assistant coach with the Dream.
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