Dec 19, 2012
The Dudley Panthers come to the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational for the first time in school history, and they do so with a new look.
Former Dudley player Brian Seagraves was named the head boys basketball coach at the school this spring, replacing longtime coach David Price who coached at the school for 20 seasons.
In his time at Dudley, Price posted a 449-131 record, playing for five state championships and winning three. That certainly leaves big shoes to fill for Seagraves.
During his introductory press conference at Dudley, Seagraves told GreensboroSports.com, “Since I got into coaching, this has been the one stop along the way I have wanted to make as the head coach.”
Seagraves also shared his respect for the former coach.
“Coach Price made it happen by working hard and respecting the kids and helping the kids,” he told the website. “Coach Price made all of this happen and made sure it kept on rolling, and he was good at delegating responsibility.”
Dudley returns some talent this season, one year after the Panthers posted a 17-10 record, including a 9-3 record in the Metro 4-A Conference. The Panthers won the conference tournament championship game over Page, but lost to Page in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association state playoffs.
The Panthers return their leading scorer from last season in point guard Sam Hunt.
Hunt averaged 19 points, six assists, three rebounds and one steal per game last season. He scored in double-digits in all but two games, scoring 20 or more points 10 times, including a 42 point performance against Western Guilford.
In November, Hunt signed his National Letter of Intent with the Jacksonville University Dolphins where he will continue his basketball career in college.
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