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Wizards' Rice chosen as Summer League MVP

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 20 2014 10:18:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 21 2014 12:21:57 AM CDT
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ATLANTA -

Glen Rice Jr., a second-year Washington Wizards swingman, was a unanimous selection as the Most Valuable Player of the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas.

In six games, Rice averaged a league-best 25 points plus 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He shot 46.9 percent. The Wizards' summer team went 5-1, losing in the Summer League's semifinals.

The Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings meet Monday night in the title game.

Rice, who played for Georgia Tech before he was drafted in the second round in 2013 out of the NBA Development League, appeared in 11 games for the Wizards last year. He made one start. Rice averaged 2.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists.

In addition to Rice, the All-NBA Summer League first team includes Wizards forward Otto Porter, Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas and Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott and swingman Tony Snell.

The second team includes Philadelphia 76ers guard Jordan McRae, New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren and New Orleans Pelicans guard Russ Smith.

Twenty-four of the NBA's 30 teams sent teams to participate in Las Vegas this summer.

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