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Tyrese Rice

Tyrese Rice
Point Guard

  • Date of Birth

    May 15th, 1987

  • Place of Birth

    Richmond, Virginia

  • Height

    185 cm

  • Weight

    86 kg

Basketball profile

  • Uniform: #2
  • Position: Point guard
  • Height: 1.85m (6ft 1in)
  • Nationality: American / Montenegrin
  • Club Name: FC Barcelona Lassa
FC Barcelona Lassa #2


Rice went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft; he had been projected to be selected in the second round or go undrafted. He then joined the Greek League club Panionios for the 2009–10 season.

Rice played for the Utah Jazz in the Orlando Pro Summer League and later with Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League in 2010. He was signed by the Artland Dragons for the 2010–11 season, a team in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga, the top league in the country.

In the 2011–12 season Rice played for Lietuvos rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League. In 2012–13 season he returned to Germany to play for Bayern Munich.

On July 11, 2013, Rice signed a two-year contract with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. In his first season with Maccabi, he won the EuroLeague, with him averaging 9.5 points, 3.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds over 30 games. After beating favored Olimpia Milano in a dramatic playoff series, Maccabi advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four. In the semifinal game, he was responsible for the 68–67 victory over CSKA Moscow by scoring the game-winner with 5.5 seconds left on the clock. In the championship final game against Real Madrid, he scored 26 points, leading his team to a sixth European title, after an overtime 98-86 victory. For such a performance, he was named the EuroLeague Final Four MVP.

On June 30, 2014, Rice signed a three-year deal with the Russian club Khimki. In the 2014–15 Eurocup season, he was named to the All-EuroCup First Team and selected the EuroCup Basketball season MVP. Khimki eventually won the EuroCup, and Rice was named the EuroCup Basketball Finals MVP.

On July 26, 2016, Rice signed a two-year contract with FC Barcelona.


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