Rayvonte Rice was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week for the period spanning Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Rice was pivotal for the Bulldogs in last Saturday’s 72-69 upset over Northern Iowa. He had 19 points and made the go-ahead layup with 2:17 left. He preceded that performance with a career-high 23 points in a 65-44 rout at Southern Illinois last Wednesday. He shot 63.6 percent from beyond the arc over the week.
This is the second time this season Rice was honored with the award. The true freshman has been a sensational addition to Drake, leading the team in points (13.6 per game) and rebounding (4.8).
He also has 31 steals—the nearest Bulldog has 13. He ranks seventh in the Valley in scoring and second among freshmen.