Hudson Price, Corey Bias, and Austin Ajukwa have each reached their final season of college basketball and they are certainly hoping to make their senior year the greatest they’ve seen.
Price, a 6’7” guard from Orlando, Florida who just happens to be the coach’s son, transferred from TCU for the 2015-2016 season and would sit out for his redshirt season. He excels academically earning a spot on NABC Honors Court list last year.
“We’ve been through two rebuilding years and this year our goal is definitely to finish in the top four and that’ll give us a bye in the conference tournament and I think we’ll have a great shot to win it,” Price said.
Price saw minutes in 28 games last season with two starts. He had his first career 20 point game at Elon in 2016 with 23 points off the bench, having a a nearly perfect game going 6 for 6 from the field, while going 4 for 4 from the three and 7 for 8 from the free throw line.
Corey Bias, a 6’1” guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin walked on to the Charlotte men’s basketball team in 2016.
Bias was recently awarded a scholarship for his senior season at Charlotte in September.
“I love the unity here. Everybody likes each other well enough, especially this year everybody’s working hard together moving toward our goals. Committing to that process is something that the team has been working for since Coach Price got here,” Bias said.
Bias saw his first action in a game last season in the final minute of the Niners’ home C-USA win over North Texas. He scored his first two career points going 2 for 2 from the free throw line against Southern Miss in another home win for Charlotte.
A third senior, Austin Ajukwa a 6’7” guard from Columbia, South Carolina sat out the first nine games of the 2016-17 season at Charlotte after transferring from Clemson.
Ajukwa had his first career double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at North Texas last season. In February of last season he managed to score a career high 30 points and grab 11 rebounds in Charlotte’s win over FIU.
“We’re getting better every single day. As seniors, we have to lead by example. We’ve been around the game pretty long you know we have that experience. All of us have to come ready to work in practice everyday, and know that new players especially with our big freshman class that our teammates are looking up to us, as leaders and as captains,” Ajukwa said.
Senior year never lasts as long as you hope it will, and it will come to an end far too quickly. These seniors have set out to make it last as long as they can and to put Charlotte men’s basketball at the top.