There was so much going on with ACC Media day and the excitement of a brand new football season approaching that it would be kind of easy to overlook other news involving Georgia Tech athletes.
However it was made official that former Yellow Jackets shooting guard Glen Rice Jr. was named Las Vegas Summer League MVP. Rice was clearly the best player in the summer league averaging 25 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He helped lead the Washington Wizards to a 5-1 record in the summer league and a berth in the semifinals before losing to the Sacramento Kings Sunday night.
Rice was also named to the Samsung All-NBA First team along with fellow teammate Otto Porter according to NBA.com. Rice and Porter were joined by Chicago Bulls players Tony Snell and rookie Doug McDermott, as well as Houston Rockets forward Donatas Montiejunas.
Rice’s summer was very productive and you would think it should get him some extra playing time come this fall. In contrast to the exploits of Rice making big time NBA news we have the other former Yellow Jackets standout, center Daniel Miller , who due to the decision of head coach Sam Cassell saw very limited playing time in the Summer League . It is hard to question Sam Cassell’s decision since the the team advanced deep into the league tournament and performed very well overall in Vegas.
Based on what was seen in the Summer League the Washington Wizards are going to be a force to be reckoned with this upcoming season. If they can add the possible production of Rice and Porter to the firepower that they already have in John Wall, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, and the newly acquired Paul Pierce, Washington is going to be tough to beat in the East.
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