New group of walk-on players brings impressive credentials to Yellow Jacket program
Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.
On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.
Monday saw the Yellow Jackets visit the campus of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in China.
Non-scholarship point guard who enrolled in classes and joined the Tech program in the summer of 2017 ... Left-handed.
Played four years, lettering in three, on the varsity team for coach Todd Howard at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School ... Led Brebeuf to Circle City Conference championships twice, averaging 11.6 points and 2.8 assists as a senior in 2017, and a secional title in 2016, when he averaged 6.8 points and 2.4 assists ... He scored 15 points with four assists in Brebeuf's sectional championship win over Crispus Attucks ... Played in the Marion County all-star game following his senior year.
Full name is Malachi Jordan Rice ... Born March 6, 1999 in London, England ... Son of Derica and Robin Rice ... One of three children ... Older brother Solomon is a distance runner on the track team at Columbia University .. Twin brother Isaiah is a freshman walk-on basketball player at Vanderbilt ... His uncle, Kenneth Rice, played basketball at Alabama from 1988-91 ... Began playing basketball in a recreational league at age 4 ... Had performed 150 hours of community service during the year prior to the his enrollment at Tech ... Intends to study economics.