Rice named summer league MVP; Porter makes 1st team

Rice named summer league MVP; Porter makes 1st team
July 20, 2014, 10:30 pm
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In a good news, bad news situation, Glen Rice Jr. learned he would not leave Las Vegas empty handed moments after the Wizards were bounced from the summer league.

Rice was named the Las Vegas summer league Most Valuable Player after leading all scorers with 25 points per game. He had 36 points in Washington's triple-ovetime against San Antonio on Saturday and tallied 24 in Sunday's 74-62 loss to Sacramento.

Otto Porter also received first-team honors. The third overall selection in the 2013 draft averaged 19 points and 5.8 rebounds.

Rice, the 36th pick in the 2013 draft, also averaged 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals for the 5-1 Wizards.  The 6-foot-6 guard found success from beyond the 3-point arc and constantly attacking the lane, which led to oodles of free throw attempts.

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Perfectly suited for this event due to his scorer's mentality and ability, the 6-foot-6 guard learned of his honor on NBATV following the game.

"Were just trying to build off of last year," Rice said of the Wizards overall. "Like you said, Otto Porter played extremely well in this tournament. That made it a lot easier for me. He drew a lot of double teams."

Joining the Wizards duo on the first team included Houston's Donatas Motiejunas and Chicago's Tony Snell and Doug McDermott, the lone rookie in this group.