HUBER HEIGHTS — High school basketball in the state of Ohio is off and running with many of the top teams in the state playing multiple times a week. One of those top teams in none other than the Warriors of Wayne High School in Huber Heights. The Warriors are led by a bevy of college basketball prospects and even some college football prospects. However, their best and brightest college basketball prospect is none other than 2023 point guard Lawrent Rice.
As a 6-foot-3 and 160-pound sophomore Rice is second on his team in points per game at 15.8. Outside of scoring the ball he also averages five assists per game and 2.8 steals which goes to show the all-around impact Rice can have in a game. Last Wednesday in a 64-45 win over Springboro he had a season-low in points with only nine but he did tie his season-high in assists with six. After that game against the Panthers, Rice spoke with Buckeye Scoop about a variety of topics including the start of his sophomore season, skills he is working to improve, and his recruitment.
As for Rice’s recruitment he currently holds three offers from Ohio, Central Michigan, and a Big Ten program in the Purdue Boilermakers. However, one school that hasn’t offered is the in-state Ohio State Buckeyes but an offer could definitely be in the works as assistant basketball coach Ryan Pedon is keeping close tabs on Rice.
Here is what he had to say about his relationship with coach Pedon and his interests in Ohio State: “Our relationship is very strong, we call each other every other week just to basketball, NBA, college, and how everything is going. They call me before some games to wish me good luck and things like that so we have a strong bond.” Buckeyes basketball should be sure to keep a close eye on Rice and his performance this season as his future could lead him to Columbus.
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