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Kaimarr Price Cinderella story brings him to Croatia

Kaimarr PriceKaimarr Price (203 cm, Biola College’12) started his college career at NCAA D 1 school Western Illinois and was top-rebounder there but then transferred to D2 school Biola College so he could be closer to his family. Basketball being a buyers’ market usually makes it very difficult for D2 players to land a professional job overseas but Kaimarr Price beat the odds. He went to Las Vegas to participate in Court Side’s prestigious Euro Challenge camp where his intense style of play and hard work earned him many looks from the attending coaches, agents and club representatives. One of them was Croatian Pavle Kukic who immediately appreciated Price’s game and brokered a deal with Osijecki Sokol from Croatia. Jeron Rowland, Price’s agent, says: “This is a great opportunity for Kaimarr. “All he needs is a foot in the door and I am sure that he will make a name for himself in European basketball.” The first professional club of Kaimarr Price, KK OSJECKI SOKOL OSIJEK, is a young one. It was founded in 2005 through a merger between two local clubs; Hrvatski Sokol and BC Slavonija. Together they formed Osijek 2006. In 2010 there was another name change when the present name KK OSJECKI SOKOL OSIJEK was introduced. They won the Croatian A2 championship last season and earned a spot in the A 1. Kaimarr Price is the first import player to every play for the club.

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13 Responses to Kaimarr Price Cinderella story brings him to Croatia

  1. Sikorsky Reply

    September 23, 2012 at 13:50

    Nice scouting by club and great agent job.
    This is really thrilling story like Steven King’s.

  2. Littlemisthang Reply

    September 23, 2012 at 10:36

    I´m so happy for Kaimarr!!

  3. Markku Suomi Reply

    September 23, 2012 at 10:33

    I heard from two Finnish coaches about this camp. They said that every year there are a couple of players like this who jump from the camp in Las Vegas to a job somewhere. Nice concept.

  4. Jamila88 Reply

    September 23, 2012 at 10:31

    Wonderful opportunity for this young man.

  5. Beverly Tillman Reply

    September 12, 2012 at 21:57

    I’m sure he will be a great player good luck great story.

  6. Paul Hooks Reply

    September 5, 2012 at 10:18

    This is Cinderella story indeed. This player signed from Division II, to Croatian Division 1. Ex Yugoslavia countries usually sign the players with an upside only. Good luck to both team and the playa.

    • SRN Reply

      September 5, 2012 at 12:20

      Good luck indeed. Wish him well.

  7. frank the tank Reply

    September 5, 2012 at 00:48

    hope he will do well there

  8. Jayman Reply

    September 4, 2012 at 22:27

    Good opportunity for a young prospect who deserves a fair chance!

  9. will Reply

    September 4, 2012 at 21:11

    wow!! from nowhere to the country of Basketball would say Pesic!!

    • Paul Hooks Reply

      September 5, 2012 at 10:15

      Hahahahaha good one!

  10. Jellybean Bryant Reply

    September 4, 2012 at 18:36

    great story

    • Mark Price Reply

      September 12, 2012 at 07:11

      Thank you Mr. Bryant I am sure you know what this took to make it happen. Thank you once again.

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