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Tyrese Rice
Position Point guard
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
League Greek League
Team Panionios
Born May 15, 1987 (1987-05-15) (age 22)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
High school L. C. Bird, Chesterfield, Virginia
College Boston College
Draft Undrafted, 2009
Pro career 2009–present

Tyrese Rice (born May 15, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. He plays basketball with the Greek league club Panionios. Rice played college basketball with the Boston College Eagles.

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Early life and high school

Rice was born in Richmond, Virginia to Allison Rice and Wayne Jefferson. His parents ended their relationship soon afterward.[1] Rice attended L. C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Virginia, and played on the school's basketball team. In his junior and senior seasons, he earned AAA All-State honors from the Virginia High School Coaches Association. In the 2004–05 season, he led his team to a school-record 29 wins and a Central Region title, their first ever. Rice averaged 27.0 points, 6.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game that season. He earned 2004–05 Associated Press (Virginia) Co-Player of the Year honors and was named (Richmond) Times-Dispatch Player of the Year.[2]

Collegiate basketball career

Rice signed his letter of intent to play basketball at and attend Boston College on April 28, 2005.[3] As a freshman (2005–06), Rice played in all 36 games, averaging 9.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.[2] He earned two ACC rookie honors: ACC Rookie of the Week on November 28, 2005 and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team.[4][5] In his sophomore season (2006–07), Rice started all 33 games, averaging 36.6 minutes a game. He finished the season with stats of 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Rice was named to the All-ACC second team, and garnered All-Tournament honors for that season's ACC tournament. In two NCAA tournament games, Rice averaged 24 points.[2] A highlight of Rice's junior season (2007–08) was a career-high 46-point performance in a 90–80 home loss to North Carolina on March 1, 2008. He scored 34 points by halftime.[6] Rice averaged 21.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. He again earned All-ACC honors, this time on the first team.[2] In his senior year (2008–09), Rice experienced a dip in his scoring, averaging 17.1 points a game. However, he improved in other statistical categories, averaging 3.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists a game. He scored 9 points in BC's only appearance of the 2009 NCAA tournament.[7]

Professional career

Rice went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft; he had been projected to be selected in the second round or go undrafted.[8][9] He then joined the Greek League club Panionios.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ Kilgore, Adam (2008-11-04). "BC's Rice takes basketball - and fatherhood - seriously". The Boston Globe: p. C1.  
  2. ^ a b c d "Tyrese Rice". CBS Interactive. http://bceagles.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/rice_tyrese00.html. Retrieved 2009-02-09.  
  3. ^ "Tyrese Rice". rivals.com. http://bostoncollege.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=2&pr_key=38380. Retrieved 2009-02-09.  
  4. ^ Vega, Michael (2005-12-0). "Freshman Handling It Well". The Boston Globe: p. D6.  
  5. ^ "Duke, North Carolina Headline All-ACC Teams". CBS Interactive. 2006-03-06. http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030606aaq.html. Retrieved 2009-02-09.  
  6. ^ "UNC overcomes 46 points from Rice, 18-point second-half deficit". ESPN. 2008-03-01. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=280610103. Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  7. ^ "Tyrese Rice". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/ncaa/men/players/46651/index.html. Retrieved 2009-05-24.  
  8. ^ "Tyrese Rice - 2009 NBA Draft Prospect". ESPN. http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=19113&draftyear=2009&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnbadraft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fplayerId%3d19113%26draftyear%3d2009. Retrieved 2009-06-26.  
  9. ^ Murphy, Mark (2009-06-26). "Celtics pick Lester Hudson". Boston Herald. http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/celtics/view/20090626cs_draft_shooting_guard_lester_hudson/srvc=home&position=recent. Retrieved 2009-06-26.  
  10. ^ "Panionios announces Rice". TalkBasket (media partner with Euroleague). 2009-07-30. http://www.talkbasket.net/news/panionios-announces-rice-1649.html. Retrieved 2009-07-30.  
  11. ^ "A1: Στον Πανιώνιο ο Ράις" (in Greek). NovaΣΠΟΡ FM. 2009-07-29. http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/187674. Retrieved 2009-08-06.  

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