Few Clouds 33° Good Morning
Few Clouds 33° Good Morning
SportsHigh School

LI's A.J. Price injures knee at HHH charity event

Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price, left, drives to

Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price, left, drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon, of Spain, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. Indiana won 105-101. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Darron Cummings

Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price injured his left knee during a celebrity basketball game at Half Hollow Hills West High School on Saturday night and will undergo surgery later this week. Price, a two-time Suffolk County Player of the Year from Amityville, told the Indianapolis Star that he was "making a move to the basket and it happened."

EMTs at the event, the Escalade High School Classic and Celebrity Basketball Game, attended to Price and brought him to an area hospital via ambulance.

"It's something with my kneecap," Price said. "I'm going to be out a few months."

NBA training camps open the first week of October. One concerning issue for Price is that his contract, with a salary of $726,000, is not guaranteed for next season. Price was a second round pick by the Pacers in last year's NBA Draft. He appeared in 56 games this season with Indiana and averaged 7.3 points per game in 15.4 minutes per game.

The event was put together by streetball legend Troy "Escalade" Jackson (brother of former NBA guard and current ABC/ESPN analyst Mark Jackson).

More high schools

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.