Glen Rice Jr. Traded to Washington Wizards: Scouting Report and Analysis

Daniel O'BrienFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2013

December 7, 2011; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard/forward Glen Rice Jr. (41) drives past Georgia Bulldogs guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) in the first half of the game at Stegeman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
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With the No. 35 pick of the 2013 NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers selected former Georgia Tech star Glen Rice Jr. and subsequently traded him to the Washington Wizards for picks No. 38 and No. 54.

Here's everything you need to know about Rice:

Physical Tools

Bleacher Report NBA Draft Lead Writer Jonathan Wasserman breaks down Rice's physical attributes:

Rice measured in at close to 6'6'' in sneakers, which gives him good size for a 2 but potential issues as a 3.

He got off the floor for a 40.5'' max vertical, showcasing the athleticism he puts to use in the open floor. He's got the ability to finish over traffic and above the rim, which should allow him to get a few easy buckets every game.

He's always a threat for easy points in transition thanks to his mobility, athleticism and offensive aggression.

 

Getting to Know Glen Rice Jr. 

Rice Jr. is one of the prospects in this draft who draws character questions, due to his incident of driving under the influence and subsequent dismissal from Georgia Tech in 2012. Since then, he has raised his stock a bit by completely staying out of trouble with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and leading them to a D-League title.

 

NBA Player Comparison

In many ways, Rice's best-case scenario translates to his father—and maybe even better. He possesses the long-range shooting talent of his old man and could become a better defender than him.

His downside would look like Anthony Morrow, who isn't a dynamic playmaker but can shoot off the catch or dribble.

 

Pro Predictions

Rice's rookie-season impact depends largely on his ability to make good decisions with the ball and demonstrate effort and development defensively.

If he does those two things, he'll earn playing time and his jump shot will take care of the rest.

When he proves to be an above-average wing during his first two years, he'll be set for an expanded, and possibly featured, role in the future. It's well within his skill set to be the second or third offensive option and achieve stardom.