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Top-50 prospect Rodney Rice being prioritized by five programs

August 30, 2020

After a busy contact period with nearly ‘20 programs’ reaching out to Top-50 prospect Rodney Rice, the 6-foot-4 guard out of Hyattsville (Md.) says that five programs are heavily in the mix and have been inconsistent contact as of late.

The newest addition to DeMatha Catholic’s roster told that ‘Maryland, Alabama, Louisville, Miami, and Indiana’ are heavily involved. He broke down three of the five programs listed as heavily involved with Stockrisers.

Alabama: “The staff has been saying that they love the way I play and my playing style. They said my style of play fits their style of play the best.”

Louisville: “They’ve been saying they’ve wanted me for a while and that I could be an instant impact if I join their program.”

Maryland: “They have been saying that I have what it takes since day one.”

In addition, Rice says that Indiana has bolstered him as a priority despite not having an offer from the Hoosiers. The DMV prospect rated amongst the Top-50 in the class of 2022, says that IU’s staff led by Archie Miller will complete a zoom call with him ‘very soon’ and that they’ve been on him heavy.

Miami has also completed a zoom call with Rice on several occasions. Chris Lykes is a guy that Rice is familiar with since they’re both from the same area and Larranaga has likely pitched a similar role for him since Lykes is one of the Hurricanes top players.

As far as an early commitment timeline, Rice says ‘next year’ will be the year. We’ve seen some early 2022 commitments but Rice will not be one of those.




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