Get To Know The Knicks Opposition: Summer League Players To Watch

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No. 5: Glen Rice Jr, G, Rio Grande Valley (R)


Jonah Ballow


Glen Rice Jr. was a potential target for the Knicks at the No. 24 slot in the 2013 NBA Draft.  New York snatched its man when Tim Hardaway Jr. was available and Rice fell to the second round.  The son of NBA sharpshooter, Glen Rice, the former Georgia Tech swingman excelled in the NBA D-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers last season.  Rice captured the Finals MVP award and led his squad to the D-League title.

Last season for the Vipers, Rice nailed 57.7 percent of his field goal attempts inside the 3-point line and averaged 13 points and 6.2 boards per game.  During Sunday’s game against the Knicks, keep an eye on Rice as he has a knack for reaching the rim with an attacking style of play.  He owns an NBA-ready frame and can shoot from most spots on the floor.  Next to Otto Porter, the Wizards will present an exciting challenge for the Knicks wing players in New York’s second Summer League contest.

Watch all the action on MSG Network at 4 PM on Sunday.