Posted On: 01/14/20 5:00 AM
Teo Rice, a class of 2020 guard from Maret, has been rock-solid for the Frogs this season. This is nothing new, as Rice has been a solid contributor to the team for a few years now. During a recent interview with Prep Hoops, he discussed the growth of his overall game, his recruitment, and his goals.
PH: What is the most improved part of your game?
TR: “The most improved part of my game has been my finishing in traffic. I’ve become a much better shooter as well, but being able to beat my man and finish consistently is what I think has allowed me to score significantly more this year. In the off-season, I worked on my body a lot instead of just my on the court skills and I think this has helped all of the parts of my game.”
PH: How has your role grown in your time at Maret?
TR: “When I came in as a sophomore, my role was primarily working as a defensive stopper who would guard our opponents best guards and try to take them out of the game, but as a senior captain I’ve taken on broader responsibilities. I’m now expected to be a primary scorer rebounder and facilitator from the point guard position.”
PH: What is the most underrated part of your game?
TR: “The most underrated part of my game is rebounding. Most people don’t expect it because I’m a point guard, but it’s something I pride myself in on both sides of the ball.”
PH: What are you working on?
TR: “I’m working on shooting from range off the dribble and pick and roll reads.”
PH: Who is currently recruiting you hardest?
TR: “Johns Hopkins, WashU, and Williams are recruiting me the hardest. I also got into an Ivy League school earlier this year, so I have a walk-on option too.”
PH: What are you looking for in a school?
TR: “I’m looking for a place that will be challenging academically and set me up well for whatever I do once basketball ends. I also want to be at a place that can compete for championships.”
PH: What are your goals?
TR: “My main goal is definitely to win a MAC championship. We haven’t been there able to do it since I’ve been here, so that’s goal #1 for sure. Individually, I just want to have the best senior year I can and leave it all on the court every game because before I know it, it’ll all be over.”