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College Level

Big 12

Draft Eligible

2023

M.J.

Rice

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Team

Prolific Prep & Team Loaded NC (3SSB)

Position

SF

Height

6'5"

Wingspan

Weight

Hand

225 lbs

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Contact

TY WHITE 804-400-7498 M.J. Rice 919-224-9706

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Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Strong with broad shoulders 

  • Good athlete with a motor to match 

  • Gets down hill in a hurry, explosive finisher around and near basket 

  • Can knock down a mid-range jumper

  • Hard nosed rebounder, always finds the ball 

  • Will rebound and push in transition 

  • Switchable on defense has good 3 & 4

  • Strong with broad shoulders 

  • Good athlete with a motor to match 

  • Gets down hill in a hurry, explosive finisher around and near basket 

  • Can knock down a mid-range jumper

  • Hard nosed rebounder, always finds the ball 

  • Will rebound and push in transition 

  • Switchable on defense has good 3 & 4

Weaknesses

  • Needs to continue to develop his perimeter game 

  • Ball handling is below average 

  • Sometimes has tunnel vision/unable to find teammates 

  • Needs to learn to move without the ball better

  • Struggles with athletic length offensively 

  • Strong with broad shoulders 

  • Good athlete with a motor to match 

  • Gets down hill in a hurry, explosive finisher around and near basket 

  • Can knock down a mid-range jumper

  • Hard nosed rebounder, always finds the ball 

  • Will rebound and push in transition 

  • Switchable on defense has good 3 & 4

Summary

MJ Rice is a 6’5 SF who is physically strong and has the size to do some damage on the interior not in the post but more as a straight line driver getting to the rim. He is a high motor player that competes on both ends of the floor as a rebounder and defender. He also has the abilty to shoot the mid-range jumper off the dribble FT line extended. He is switichable on both ends as well, while I see him as an undersized 4, he can play the 2 & 3 also. He still needs to improve his range especially off the catch as well as improving his handle so he doesn't have to only rely on straight line drives. 

  • Strong with broad shoulders 

  • Good athlete with a motor to match 

  • Gets down hill in a hurry, explosive finisher around and near basket 

  • Can knock down a mid-range jumper

  • Hard nosed rebounder, always finds the ball 

  • Will rebound and push in transition 

  • Switchable on defense has good 3 & 4

Reports

Game Report 1
Game Report 2
Game Report 3
Game Report 4
Intel Report 1
Intel Report 2
Intel Report 3
Intel Report 4

Notes

UC All-American - Atlanta, GA - 3/24/2019 


Playing the passing lanes to get out on the break and finish above the rim. Has a nice frame and likes to throw his weight around on the interior.


USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019 


Athletic wing that can get off the ground with ease in transition. Likes to get out and play the passing lanes on the defensive end. Stragiht line driver, if you allow him to get going down he can finish in the lane with contact.


Adidas 3SSB Live Period - Hoover, AL - 7/8 - 10/2021


Knocked down a couple short jumper on the R side of the court off 1 dribble pull-ups. Can def reb, push in transition, can get all the way to the rim but will find open teammates on the perimeter. Defensively, guarded all 5 positions, banged with the bigs and moved his feet & used his length on the perimeter. Don't think he has the handle or jumpshot to be a major factor on the perimeter, see him more as an undersized PF.



UC All-American - Atlanta, GA - 3/24/2019 


Playing the passing lanes to get out on the break and finish above the rim. Has a nice frame and likes to throw his weight around on the interior.


USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019 


Athletic wing that can get off the ground with ease in transition. Likes to get out and play the passing lanes on the defensive end. Stragiht line driver, if you allow him to get going down he can finish in the lane with contact.


Adidas 3SSB Live Period - Hoover, AL - 7/8 - 10/2021


Knocked down a couple short jumper on the R side of the court off 1 dribble pull-ups. Can def reb, push in transition, can get all the way to the rim but will find open teammates on the perimeter. Defensively, guarded all 5 positions, banged with the bigs and moved his feet & used his length on the perimeter. Don't think he has the handle or jumpshot to be a major factor on the perimeter, see him more as an undersized PF.



Offers

Kansas- Signed (Nov. 10, 2021)

  • Oklahoma State

  • Louisville

  • Boston College

  • NC State

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Honors

  • ESPN100 - 19th Ranked Player 2022

  • 247 Sports - 25th Ranked Player 2022

  • 2022 McDonalds All-American

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Statistics

2021 Adidas 3SSB Stats


12.2 PTS || 4.9 REB || 1.3 AST || 1.5 STL || 47.3 FG% 

2021 Adidas 3SSB Stats


12.2 PTS || 4.9 REB || 1.3 AST || 1.5 STL || 47.3 FG% 

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