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Prospect Profile:
Darius Rice

Full Name: Darius Lashaun Rice
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 / 222
Birthdate: October 16, 1982 (Jackson, Miss.)
High School: Lanier HS (Jackson, Miss.)
College: Miami
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Miami
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 29 29 140 352 .398 67 93 .720 62 183 .339 141 31 31 14 409 14.1
2001-02 32 31 155 405 .383 92 115 .800 76 208 .365 190 54 38 21 478 14.9
2002-03 27 26 170 399 .426 99 129 .767 67 184 .364 157 32 37 22 506 18.7
2003-04 28 27 166 408 .407 85 106 .802 55 180 .306 178 24 23 20 472 16.9
Totals 116 113 631 1564 .403 343 443 .774 260 755 .344 666 141 129 77 1865 16.1

Career Highlights: Four-year starter. Averaged 16.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Started more games (113) than anyone else in school history. Ranks among Miami’s all time leaders in several categories, including fourth in scoring (1,865), 10th in games played (116), third in minutes (3,727), sixth in field goals (631), second in three-point field goals (260) and fifth in 20-point games (35). Only the second player in school history to lead the team in scoring four consecutive seasons.

Senior (2003-04): Led the Hurricanes in scoring (16.9 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 rpg) on his way to being named to the All-Big East Second Team. Led team in scoring 15 times and in rebounding 10 times. Scored 20 or more points 10 times. Named First Team All-District 6 by the NABC for the third consecutive season. Had 22 points and nine rebounds against nationally ranked Pittsburgh.

Junior (2002-03): Averaged a team-high 18.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Named Second Team All-Big East. Became the 26th player in Miami to surpass 1,000 career points, after scoring 32 points against Florida. On four occasions during the season he hit a three-pointer to either win a game or send it to overtime. Had 28 points and seven rebounds against No. 3 Connecticut.

Sophomore (2001-02): Named Second Team All-Big East and First Team NABC All-District 6. Started 31 of 32 games, averaging 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Led team in scoring for the second consecutive season and ranked third in rebounding. Recorded 20 or more points a team-high 10 times, including three 30-point games. Became the first Hurricane since Eric Brown in 1989 to record back-to-back 30-point games.

Freshman (2000-01): Started all 29 games at small forward, averaging 14.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. Ranked first on the team in scoring, was third in rebounding and fourth in steals (31). Scored in double-figures 20 times and led or tied for the team lead in scoring 10 times. Set Miami freshman single-game records for points (35), three-point field goals (7) and 30-point games (2). Was 2000-01 Big East All-Rookie selection

Strengths: Capable three-point shooter who, at 6-10, prefers to play on the perimeter.

Personal: Nephew of NFL star receiver Jerry Rice. Son of Tom and Brenda Rice. Father was an All-American football player at Jackson State. Majoring in finance. Enjoys playing chess and working on his computer.

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