According to a source familiar with the TCU Men's Basketball program, junior guard Hudson Price is set to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. father, long-time NBA journeyman and coach Mark Price, was hired as the Head Coach of the Charlotte 49ers earlier this summer. Previously, Mark Price had spent nine seasons as an assistant coach in the NBA.
Price appeared in 28 games for the Frogs a season ago, averaging 2.8 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 0.7 assists in 9.1 minutes per game. Last year, Price saw a decrease in playing time between his freshman and sophomore seasons. During his first year on campus, he appeared in 24 games, but averaged 15.4 minutes, 2.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per contest.
Price's departure will be the fifth of its kind for TCU during this off-season. Not long after the season ended, senior guard Charles Hill, Jr. announced that he will be transferring to Tarleton State. Guard Christian Gore will also not be with the program this year, reportedly because the senior is set to graduate in December. Gore saw action in 17 contests, where he averaged 0.9 points, 0.5 rebounds, and 0.1 assists in 4.4 minutes per game. Finally, sophomore center Link Kabadyundi and walk-on guard no longer appear on the team's official roster. Kabadyundi played in 17 games last year where he averaged 4.3 minutes, 1.2 points, and 1.3 rebounds per contest. Brown red-shirted last season and did not see any playing time.
When combined with the departure of TCU's three graduating seniors from a year ago - Kyan Anderson, Amric Fields, and Trey Zeigler - the school will be without eight players that were on the roster during the 2014-2015 campaign. In total, TCU has now lost 50.8% of its scoring output and 59.8% of its assist output from a year ago.
The string of departures leaves TCU with 11 players on their current roster, as well as three open and available scholarships. Since Dalton Dry is the only non-scholarship player on the roster, it wouldn't be surprising to see the team attempt to add a few more athletes prior to the beginning of the 2015-2016 season. The Frogs open play on November 13 against Southeastern Louisiana in the newly renovated Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.