Brady Rice Brady Rice 6'2" | SG Beaverton | 2023 State OR is enjoying the start of his spring break – and he’s doing so relaxed. One of the reasons why the all-around 6-foot-2 senior is able to do so because he’s got his college plans all set. The Beaverton senior will be heading this fall to Southern Oregon to continue his basketball playing career and he’s excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for him both on and off the court.
“I really like the school and the coaches, it’s an overall great community and everyone was so welcoming,” Rice said. “I know it’s a place where I can grow and learn not just as a player but as a student.”
Rice made things official this week, signing his LOI in Ashland in front of family and friends. He’s looking forward to joining a Raiders system and contributing any way he can immediately.
“Great Coach Zosel knows what he’s going and runs a great program offensively and defensively one I know I’ll be able to fit in easily,” Rice said. “I need to work on my outside shooting and staying square with my shot. I need to be a scared outside presence someone you can’t afford to leave open.”
Rice finished his career at Beaverton earning First Team All-Metro League honors his senior season, one in which he averaged team-highs in points (13.5 ppg) and rebounds (5.0 rpg) while shooting over 41 percent from three-point range. The Beavers reached the state tournament and earned a 6th place trophy, short of the championship aspirations they had going into the year, but Rice looks back with plety of positivity.
“Growing as a program, after adding a few pieces we didn’t know how long it would take for us to completely mesh,” Rice said. “But after hours and hours of work we were able to put it together. While it didn’t end in a title we learned a lot of things about each-other and what it takes to be a top team in Oregon.
Our congratulations go out to Rice and his family on his commitment.