The award for the most unusual path to the 2013 NBA Draft goes to former Georgia Tech star Glen Rice Jr. The 6-foot-6 small forward was dismissed from the team as a junior before making the decision to go pro this past season. Rice was booted from the Yellow Jackets’ program in 2012, but despite all odds to resurface, Rice has done just that. Having appeared in 42 this past season for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Rice Jr. is quietly emerging as a legitimate sleeper in this year’s field. He averaged 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest this past season with Rio Grande Valley.
It’s funny how things can work out sometimes — especially considering Rice was a fourth round pick in the NBA Developmental League draft this past November. Now, Rice has the potential to be taken anywhere in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft. He is the son of former Michigan star Glen Rice, who spent 15 seasons in the NBA level.
Draft Projection: Late First, Early Second Round
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