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Hoops co-Player of the Year Marvin Price leaving Patterson for Huntington Prep

Patterson basketball star Marvin Price, who was named All-Metro co-Player of the Year last season after leading the Clippers to Class 2A and Baltimore City titles, has transferred from the East Baltimore school to play his junior year at Huntington Prep in West Virginia.

This is the third school in three years for Price, a Baltimore native who spent his freshman season at DeMatha before coming to Patterson last year. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard fit in seamlessly with the Clippers, averaging 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists as they went 26-3 and enjoyed the program’s first sweep of state and city titles.

Huntington Prep, which is housed within St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, has emerged as a national boys basketball power. The Express went 20-4 last season. The team boasts four NBA players as alumni, including 2013 graduate and Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins.

“I feel like it’s a great opportunity and I’m the missing piece of their team — they don’t have a 2 guard — so it’s a chance for me to go there and play on a bigger stage,” Price said.

For Price, leaving Patterson wasn’t an easy decision.

“I’m going to miss Patterson a lot,” he said. “Coach [Harry] Martin is one of the best coaches I’ve had in my whole life and he would do anything for me — he had my back for everything. And [assistant] coach [Darrick Oliver] was like another father to me, so I’m going to miss them a whole lot. Going to Patterson was one of the best moves I made.”

Martin said he was informed by Price on Friday night that he accepted a full scholarship to attend Huntington Prep.

“Last season was magical for the Clippers, going 26-3 and winning a City championship and our second state championship, and Marvin played a huge role in that success,” Martin said.

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