Glen Rice Jr. appears to have found the right team with the Washington Wizards.
The team is trying to mold together enough talent to stop being one of the worst franchises in the league. Rice wants to show he can have an impact on an NBA team.
His reliability has been questioned ever since Rice was dismissed from the Georgia Tech program after the 2011-12 season. What makes Rice an attractive player is the feel he has for the game after having been around his dad, Glen Rice, at an early age. After his college career ended, Rice spent a year with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and did whatever he could for minutes, including playing power forward.
Rice can give the Wizards good court division and an improving jump shot, plus he has long arms that allow him to get his hands on the ball defensively for steals and blocks. His knack for scoring in different ways will make him an excellent offensive threat whenever he’s on the court.
It wasn’t a bad pick for the Wizards to take Rice as the 35th selection in June’s draft. He took the opportunity to the fullest extent by leading the Vipers to the D-League title and gaining MVP honors. He tied Jan Vesely with a team-high 11.6 points per game in five contests during Las Vegas Summer League action.
If Rice’s shooting improves and if he blends in nicely with his teammates on the court, he’ll be an impact player for the Wizards.
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