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HOYA SAXA: Citadel G Kaiden Rice Commits to Georgetown

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Georgetown adds the 6’7” sharpshooter to the roster as a grad transfer

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The 6’7” grad-transfer guard, Kaiden Rice, out of Columbia, SC, and playing four years at The Citidel, has committed to Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas.

Rice is known as a three-point specialist.

Totals Table
Season School G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2017-18 Citadel 23 1 214 44 130 .338 12 28 .429 32 102 .314 6 8 .750 11 20 31 9 9 0 10 9 126
2018-19 Citadel 28 4 590 112 259 .432 41 62 .661 71 197 .360 20 29 .690 26 61 87 11 20 1 26 28 315
2019-20 Citadel 30 26 831 120 311 .386 41 80 .513 79 231 .342 31 41 .756 17 65 82 29 19 3 54 43 350
2020-21 Citadel 25 25 845 151 365 .414 59 101 .584 92 264 .348 47 53 .887 17 87 104 27 11 1 36 38 441
Career Citadel 106 56 2480 427 1065 .401 153 271 .565 274 794 .345 104 131 .794 71 233 304 76 59 5 126 118 1232
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 4/17/2021.

Rice appears to be using his fifth year of eligibility after playing four seasons with The Citadel. Again, the understanding is that, with a transferring graduate student-athlete, the new team would have to use a scholarship.

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Rice, one of the most electric shooters in the nation, leads the nation in three-pointers made per game (3.96) among players who have competed in at least 10 games. His 91 total triples also rank second in the nation, trailing only Toledo’s Spencer Littleson (93); those 91 three-pointers put Rice in fifth place on The Citadel’s all-time single-season list in that category.

The only Bulldog to score in double digits in all 23 games this season, Rice has also logged 10 20-point games, seven of which came during SoCon action. At VMI on Jan. 16, Rice dropped a season-high 29 points and finished 7-for-10 from beyond the arc, his best three-point percentage in a single game in 2020-21.

Across his 23 games, Rice has knocked down five or more three-pointers eight different times. In the season opener against Piedmont on Nov. 25, Rice tallied nine three-pointers, tied for the fourth-most in a single game in The Citadel’s history. The senior’s 273 career three-pointers rank third all-time for the Bulldogs.

Georgetown’s roster appear to be currently north of 13 scholarships with the loss of Qudus Wahab, the presumption that Donald Carey is staying (and still counting as his fourth year of playing), and the addition of Tre King.

Unfortunately, unless some loopholes emerge, this may indicate that someone has to transfer out or decommit. Time will tell.

Welcome to the Hilltop, Kaiden! HOYA SAXA!