Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ORLANDO CAMERONMONTCLAIR, N.J. — Alexander Rice, the 6-foot-2 combo guard who last played at Mater Dei High in New Jersey, has transferred to The Patrick School following the resignation of Mater Dei head coach Ben Gamble.Gamble left to take the Marist High job, and Rice followed him out the door.
While playing Sunday at Montclair State with his new team, he called playing at The Patrick School a “great opportunity.”
“They push the ball up the floor which should be a lot of fun,” he said.
Rice, the son of Monmouth head coach King Rice, will now team up in the backcourt with Al-Amir Dawes, who has recently picked up offers from UConn, UCF, Wichita State and St. John’s, among others.
“He’s a great point guard,” Rice said. “He can find you and also score the ball. He is a really good player.”
As for his own recruitment, Rice said, “I have offers from Bucknell, Monmouth, a bunch of Ivy League Schools and I have A-10 schools now showing interest.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.