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Glen Rice Jr. named Las Vegas Summer League MVP, leads All Summer League team

Jul 21, 2014, 1:15 AM EST

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LAS VEGAS — Glen Rice Jr. was filling it up all Las Vegas Summer League.

He and Washington Wizards teammate Otto Porter played well off each other, with Porter handling some of the shot creation and that set Rice up to just shoot and shoot — he averaged 25 points a game and had been shooting better than 50 percent until a rough last outing against the Kings (he finished at 46.9 percent). Rice is more of an attacking/slashing player than his father (one of the game’s great shooters) but he knows how to get buckets.

That was enough to make him the Summer League MVP.

It was well deserved as the guy who got in just 11 games for the Wizards last year made a case this summer that he should be allowed to back up Bradley Beal and be a scorer off the bench in Washington, maybe taking a few minutes away from Martell Webster.

Rice also made the All Summer League first team:

Guard: Glen Rice Jr. (Wizards)
Guard: Tony Snell (Bulls)
Forward: Otto Porter (Wizards)
Forward: Doug McDermott (Bulls)
Center: Donatas Motiejunas (Rockets)

Notice that the list has four second or third year players and just one rookie — even with talent it takes a while to adjust to the NBA game.

The All Summer League second team:

Guard: Russ Smith (Pelicans)
Guard: Tim Hardaway Jr. (Knicks)
Forward: T.J. Warren (Suns)
Forward: Jordan McRae (Sixers)
Center: Rudy Gobert (Jazz)

  1. elcaminobilly - Jul 21, 2014 at 4:58 AM

    Well deserved. He had an awesome Summer League, hopefully it will transition into the real deal for him and the Wizards.

  2. mungman69 - Jul 21, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    Wizards may surprise.
    EAST;
    #1-Chicago
    #2-Cleveland
    #3-Washington
    #4-Toranto
    #5-Indiana
    #6-Miami
    #7-Atlanta
    #8-Boston

    • rohlo - Jul 21, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      chicago
      indiana
      cleveland
      washington
      miami
      toronto
      atlanta
      charlotte

  3. ravenswhat - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    lol at the Pacers top 2 in the east. They just lost their primary shot creator. Good luck with that.

  4. sire2334 - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    Why is everyone riding Chicago so hard? The Wizards waled them in the playoffs last year and they’ve done nothing to address the reasons why. Yes, Rose will be back but It may take him a while to get going and even worse yet may have lingering issues from injury. Yes they have Gasol but does that change their toughness? Yes they have a CHANCE for the #1 Seed…Just like everyone else. The East is open this upcoming year. Will be a fun season.

    • loubearkane - Jul 21, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      Scoring & lack of depth both have been addressed.

      • sire2334 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

        Man Gasol is good but I don’t know…Have you seen the Wizards bigs? Listen, I’m not saying they won’t come away with the #1 seed but all of the hype right now is confusing.

      • loubearkane - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM

        Oh no doubt if Porter and Glen Jr. step up that’s huge but Pierce will need rest and I hope Bulls will score enough on the perimeter that the inside presence Wizards have won’t be such a burden on the Bulls

  5. dacapt704 - Jul 21, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Interesting note…there are 3 sons of former NBA players on both teams (Rice, Hardaway & Warren). Making me feel old to see guys who I watched play in college and pros, now their sons are in the league! Geez..

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