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Tyrese Rice
Ht/Wt: 6-1 / 190 lbs
Position: PG
Team: Boston College
Class: Senior

2009 Draft Profile - Tyrese Rice

If you're looking for the "Rodney Dangerfield" of the draft, look no further than the talented, often over-looked Senior guard from Boston College. Tyrese Rice is the truth but he is sometimes overshadowed by a young and upcoming team that is looking to find their identity. Tyrese is a preseason All-Conference pick in the ACC and in the estimation of most, the best PG in the conference but is out shined by the guards on winning programs. If he goes in the 2nd round (which he probably won't), he will definitely be a steal for any franchise needing guard play.

Rice can score, drive, dish, and organize. He has consistently been the guard you game-plan for and still averages a robust 21 ppg in arguably the best conference in the country. He is unbelievably quick to the basket and has a strong long-range jumper. As a Junior Tyrese averaged 21.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. These numbers increased in league play to 22.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in ACC contests; played 624 minutes (39.0 per game), the highest minute total in the league. He's showed big game focus by pouring in 46 pts. against Carolina (Final Four), 28 against Duke, and 20 against (eventual National Champion) Kansas.

He was also a standout in National camps featuring the best guards in the country.

Strengths:
Ability to get to the basket and finish.
Great court vision and passing ability.
Unbelievable will to win
Stays out of trouble due to strong family ties.

Challenges:
Playing 39 mins. a game has not allowed him to be a great on-ball defender so we have to see what he can do on the defensive end.
6-1; Size matters. But he does make up in heart what he lacks in size.
Draft Profile provided by: Chip Rice

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