Basketball star Marvin Price, who left Patterson for Huntington (W.Va.) Prep this school year, has returned to the East Baltimore school.
Patterson coach Harry Martin said the junior standout enrolled at the school Tuesday after a health concern with a family member prompted Price to return home. While not eligible to play right away, he will be able to play in his senior year.
After leading the Clippers to Class 2A and Baltimore City titles as a sophomore, earning All-Metro co-Player of the Year, the 6-foot-5 Price transferred to Huntington and was averaging 12.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19 games this season.
“He was doing well basketball-wise [at Huntington], but the wear and tear of going back and forth was tough,” Martin said.
The Clippers are struggling with injuries this season, taking an 8-10 mark into Tuesday’s game against No. 5 Poly.
With the return of Price, who averaged 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in leading Patterson to a 26-3 mark last year, the Clippers should again be a prime contender next season.
“With a lot of pieces back having just one senior, and a player of [Price’s] caliber in the mix, we’ll have a pretty impressive team next year,” Martin said.