More than two decades ago, Kevin Price was a supreme athlete at Duquesne High School who quarterbacked the football team to a PIAA title and also was a basketball star who won two state titles.
His daughter might have the state championship gene.
Shamyjha Price is a sophomore starter and one of the top players on the Bishop Canevin girls team that plays for a state title Saturday afternoon in Hershey. Her father will be there, maybe wearing the T-shirt that has a picture of himself and his daughter on the front with the words "Like Father, Like Daughter." The below picture is the proud Dad after Bishop Canevin's semifinal win Tuesday night.
Price actually played in three consecutive Class 1A state championship games in basketball. Duquesne won the first two but lost the 1994 final to Scotland School, 45-43.
Price was the Post-Gazette Athlete of the Year in 1994 and is still the second-leading scorer in WPIAL history with 2,635 points. Valley's Tom Pipkins is first with 2,838 points.
After his career at Duquesne High School, Price went on to have a nice career in basketball at Duquesne University.