UMass-Boston assistant basketball coach shot, killed

UMass-Boston assistant men’s basketball coach Kendric Price was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Boston.

UMass-Boston confirmed Price’s death in a statement Saturday night, saying, “Kendric was a great young coach who worked with our men’s basketball program. We are all saddened by the tragic news of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendric’s family.”

According to multiple reports, officers responded to the area of 12 Greenwood Street around 2:58 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found a man with apparent gunshot wounds, who was declared dead at the scene.

Price, a Boston native, spent two years (2005-07) playing at Michigan. As a high school student-athlete, he was a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball team, and was also named MVP and Defensive Player of the Year at Buckingham, Brown and Nichols School.

The shooting is under investigation, and no suspect has been named by the Boston Police Department.

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