Monday, December 29, 2008

Trice is Nice

Jamaal Trice, a postgraduate student at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C., is here tonight on an official visit.

Trice, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, has yet to be offered by any major program – including UConn. The Huskies saw him at practice recently and liked what they saw all-around – he's a nice, personable kid, a good student and a fast, athletic player. But the Huskies would still like to see him play in a game before offering him a scholarship.

Trice is from Los Angeles, where he attended Santa Ana's Mater Dei High. He played both with and against current UConn sophomore guard Donnell Beverly in both high school and AAU.

Trice says the thing he likes best about the Huskies is "their open play. I like to run and gun."
When asked with whom he'd compare his game, Trice said fellow L.A. native Paul Pierce. But make no mistake: Trice is a huge Lakers fan.

Trice said he has no other visits currently planned but would like to make some before reaching his decision. He's had interest from Wake Forest, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and South Florida, among others.

Trice's uncle, Robin Kirksey, played at Loyola-Marymount in the early-1990's.

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