With all of his skills, Rock Island junior Jordan Rice has been attracting the interest from college coaches around the Midwest. The 5’10” point guard greatly impressed with the Quad City Elite last summer and has continued it into the high school season. On the year, Rice is averaging 13 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds per game. 

The shifty junior is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. Rice is very quick with the basketball in addition to having great moves, making it very difficult to stay in front of him. He does the majority of his damage attacking the basket but also has the ability to hit jumpers out on the perimeter. As well, Rice is a skilled on-ball defender with his lateral quickness. 

To date North Dakota, Purdue Fort Wayne, South Dakota State, as well to a few division two programs have shown interest in the junior point guard. While he stated that none of the school’s standout from one another, but that North Dakota and South Dakota State have been in touch with him the most. 

“I would like to find a school with good academic programs as well as a good basketball program,” Rice mentioned on what he is looking for in a school. As well, Rice stated “I’m looking for a basketball program that has a team that is more like a family and one unit. I’d like to play for a coach who is a great leader on the floor and will help me develop my game even more over the four years.”   

While Rice has been sidelined for a few weeks with an ankle injury, he has been able to help Rock Island to a 14-6 record season. For what the junior is looking for on the season, he mentioned “I am hoping that our team can pull out majority wins for the second part of our season and be conference champions. If we could keep going further and make it to state competition it would be great…our team has the talent.” Now healthy, don’t be surprised to see Rice to continue to attract more college interest during the rest of the season and this spring with MidPro Academy.