The Washington Wizards acquired Glen Rice, Jr. in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Rice was taken 35th overall by Philadelphia and acquired in exchange for Washington’s 38th and 54th overall picks.
Rice (6-5, 206) played last season for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.
He averaged 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting .491 from the floor and .385 from three-point range in 42 regular season games.
His number improved in the postseason, averaging 25.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks to lead the Vipers to the D-League championship.
Rice played three seasons at Georgia Tech, averaging 13.0 points and 4.8 rebounds as a junior before being suspended for the final six games of the season.
“We had Glen rated very high on our draft board due to his shooting ability and overall game.” –Ernie Grunfeld.
“He was able to use his season in the D-League to show that his commitment to the game matched his talent and we’re confident that he will work hard to take advantage of this opportunity.” –Ernie Grunfeld