Goodrich sophomore Kevin-David Rice is an up and coming shooting guard that has the tools to be a lethal scorer.
The 6’2 guard had a strong performance at the DPS Hoops Classic with 25 points and 5 rebounds against Cass Tech.
Here’s our take on Rice’s game:
Good Shooter – Rice is a very good shooter when his feet are set from distance and also has the ability to bury midrange jumpers off the bounce. His form is textbook, with no wasted motion, a high release point, good rotation and superb balance.
Physical Finisher – a big part of Kevin’s game is the ability to absorb and finish through contact, especially when he’s going right. His big frame means he can drive into the paint, take a bump and not get knocked off balance, while still having the ability to rise up and convert at the rim.
Rebounding – Rice is a plus rebounder from the wing spot. His superior strength allows him to mix it up in the paint with bigger players and battle for contested rebounds. He has decent verticality that allows him to high-point balls as well.
Areas for Development:
Ballhandling/Shot Creation – Kevin goes right almost exclusively when attacking off the dribble. He needs to get more comfortable with his left hand and develop change of direction dribbles and play at different speeds in order to be more of an on-ball shot creator in half-court settings.
Athleticism – Rice doesn’t have a ton of acceleration or quick twitch explosion just yet. Improving his first step quickness and top end speed would help him a ton as an on-ball defender and in terms of getting separation off the dribble.