Georgia Tech Inks Glen Rice Jr.
Rice, a 6-4 guard from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., is ranked No. 48 in the nation among 2009 high school seniors according to Rivalshoops.com, and No. 10 among shooting guards.
He averaged 25.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a junior at Walton High School, which posted a 19-8 record last year. He was named Cobb County Player of the Year by the Marietta Daily Journal and was a third-team all-state choice by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Heading into his third season as a starter, Rice has scored over 1,000 points in his career.
"He's very skilled, and a very good all-around player," said Hewitt. "Glen has a bright future. He may be somebody I would characterize as a late bloomer. His skill level is very high in terms of dribbling and passing. If he shoots it anywhere near like his Dad did, he will become a complete player. He may have the most potential of anyone in this group."
Rice's father played 15 seasons in the NBA for Miami, Chicago, the Los Angeles Lakers, New York, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers. He starred at Michigan from 1985-89 and was a second-team Associated Press All-American as a senior.
Tech expects to sign three more players during the early signing period, which runs through next Wednesday, Nov. 19.