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Rice Garners Trio Of All-MVC Accolades

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: March 01, 2011
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Freshman Rayvonte Rice
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ST. LOUIS, MO. - Drake freshman Rayvonte Rice (Champaign, Ill./Centennial) added a trio of accolades to his already impressive resume on Tuesday (March 1) as he was tabbed an honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Conference selection.  He was also named to the All-Newcomer and All-Freshman squads. 

Rice becomes Drake's first All-Freshman team selection since Josh Young during the 2006-07 campaign and fifth overall.  He is also the 12th All-Newcomer honoree in school history.

Statistically, he is ranked third in the conference in steals (1.4), sixth in scoring (13.8), 11th in blocked shots (0.7) and in three-pointers made (1.3).  In league-only games, Rice finished fifth in steals (1.3), seventh in blocked shots (0.8), eighth in scoring (13.5) and 11th in defensive rebounds (4.3).

Honorable-Mention Selections

Carlton Fay, Southern Illinois, Sr., F, 6-8, Hennepin (Ill.)/Putnam County

Anthony James, UNI, So., G, 6-0, St. Louis (Mo.)/Normandy

Jake Odum, Indiana State, Fr., G, 6-4, Terre Haute (Ind.)/South Vigo

Rayvonte Rice, Drake, Fr., G, 6-4, Champaign (Ill.)/Centennial

Carl Richard, Indiana State, Jr., G/F, 6-5, Chicago (Ill.)/Richards

All-Newcomer Team

Gregory Echenique, Creighton, So., C, 6-9, Guatire (Venezuela)/St. Benedict's (N.J.)

Doug McDermott, Creighton, Fr., F, 6-7, Ames (Iowa)/Ames

Jake Odum, Indiana State, Fr., G, 6-4, Terre Haute (Ind.)/South Vigo

Rayvonte Rice, Drake, Fr., G, 6-4, Champaign (Ill.)/Centennial

Mamadou Seck, Southern Illinois, Jr., F, 6-7, Dakar (Senegal)/Southeastern Junior College

All-Freshman Team

Doug McDermott, Creighton, F, 6-7, Ames (Iowa)/Ames

Jahenns Manigat, Creighton, G, 6-1, Ottawa (Ontario)/Regional Elite Dev. Acad.

Jake Odum, Indiana State, G, 6-4, Terre Haute (Ind.)/South Vigo

Rayvonte Rice, Drake, G, 6-4, Champaign (Ill.)/Centennial

Nathan Scheer, Missouri State, G, 6-4, Washington (Mo.)/St. Francis Borgia

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