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41 - Glen Rice Jr.

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Overall

89

2013
Mock:  35

NBA Comparison: Morris Almond /Anthony Peeler

Strengths: Talented & aggressive wing ... Good ISO game. Plays better with the ball in his hands ... Runs the floor well providing great spacing and making highlight plays ... A strong leaper, particularly off of two feet ... Huge wingspan. Appears to have in the neighborhood of a 6-10 wingspan, giving him good length to finish plays ... Brings energy to a team with his dynamic plays in traffic ... Will get to the rim and finish strong with contact, uses his long arms and leaping ability to get in the lane and crash the glass, an excellent rebounder at his size. Has shown the ability to get up and block shots off the vertical jump and from the weak side. His athleticism is well suited to the half court ... Can shoot the NBA 3 and beyond and has made big shots late in the shot clock ... Similar to his Dad, Glen Rice Sr., a very good spot up shooter and consistently knocks down the NBA corner 3 in catch and shoot situations ... Has made a real case for himself as an NBA player with a strong season, and even better post season playing in the D-League ...

Weaknesses: Also similar to Rice Sr., he doesn't explode very well off of one foot, limiting his effectiveness in transition to a degree ... Needs to work on finishing plays with his off-hand ... BBIQ is questionable, needs to make better decisions with the ball when facing a trapping situation ... Lacks great blow by speed off the dribble, and overall speed is just average ... Passing ability needs more work when executing drive and kick ... Poor P&R ball handler & poor shot selection, which is one of his biggest weaknesses ... A very streaky shooter, and not physical or strong enough to defend in the post, needs to work on lateral foot speed, fundamentals in sliding his feet on defense ... Gets caught standing too upright at times on defense when playing off the ball ... Should look to be more aggressive when defending on the ball, bringing more fire & intensity to force turnovers ... There are some real concerns about his character/maturity after being kicked off Georgia Tech team for disciplinary reasons. The final straw was an incident in a nightclub. In the aftermath, he was charged with "permitting unlawful operation" as a passenger in his own vehicle, and a friend was charged with a DUI. Another passenger was charged with discharging a firearm while under the influence in the club ... Leading up to his dismissal, he had "numerous disciplinary issues" while at Georgia Tech ...

Notes: Son of former Three-Time NBA All-Star Glen Rice ... Versatile player who at Georgie Tech was described as a "point forward" ... Rice during the NBA Development League regular season averaged: 13.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, and shot 39% from 3 on 4.2 attempts per game ... He stepped up huge in the playoffs averaging 25.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 4.3 apg helping the Rio Grande Valley Vipers win the 2012-13 NBA Development League Championship ... Rice was also selected to the second team of the 2013 ALL NBA- Development League All Rookie Team.

LaWayne McGhee 5/6/13

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