Glen Rice Jr. named Las Vegas Summer League MVP

Rice Jr. and Porter made All-Tourney teams in Vegas.
Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter made all-tourney teams in Vegas. (USATSI)

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We're down to one more game of the Las Vegas Summer League in 2014, but the All-Tournament first and second teams have been named, along with this summer's Most Valuable Player. After averaging a summer league high of 25.0 points on 46.9 percent shooting, Washington Wizards' guard Glen Rice Jr. is the summer league MVP for Las Vegas. In six games, he also averaged 7.8 points and 2.5 steals.

Rice was also named to the All-Tournament first team. He helped lead the Wizards to the semi-finals of the tournament before losing Sunday night to the Sacramento Kings. The Wizards were 5-0 before the loss to the Kings and nearly erased a huge 26-point deficit. They got the lead down to seven in the fourth quarter before the Kings pulled away. Rice finished the last game with 24 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. From the NBA:

Glen Rice, Jr. of the Washington Wizards was unanimously named Most Valuable Player of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014, while nine additional standout players highlight the Samsung All-NBA Summer League First and Second teams, as selected by a panel of media members.  The summer classic has featured 24 teams competing in a total of 67 games over 11 days and will culminate tomorrow night in the Championship game between the 14th seeded Houston Rockets and the 8th seeded Sacramento Kings. The Championship game will air live on NBA TV at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 6 p.m. Pacific. 

Rice is joined on the All-Tournament First Team by teammate Otto Porter, Doug McDermott and Tony Snell from the Chicago Bulls, and Donatas Motiejunas of the Houston Rockets. The All-Tournament Second Team is comprised of Russ Smith of the New Orleans Pelicans, Jordan McRae of the Philadelphia 76ers, Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks, T.J. Warren of the Phoenix Suns, and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz.

McDermott, Smith, McRae, and Warren were all rookies of the summer league after being drafted in the 2014 NBA Draft. Porter, Rice, Snell, Hardaway Jr. and Gobert were second-year players draft in 2013. Motiejunas is the only third-year player on these All-Tournament teams.

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