Rice, who broke Wilt Chamberlain's Philadelphia prep scoring record of 2,206 points with 2,681 at Strawberry Mansion H.S., averaged a team-best 15.8 points to go along with 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a 1.18 assist / turnover ratio as junior. He was named to the A-10 All-Championship Team, the A-10 All-Conference Third Team, and to the NABC All-District 4 Second Team. In 2005-06, Rice was named the A-10 Sixth Man of the Year.
This past season, Rice was called on to play the point guard position following a season-ending injury to sophomore Travis King. King was groomed to be GW's point guard in the tradition of four-year starters Carl Elliott (2004-07) and T.J. Thompson (2000-2003).
Rice was the Colonials' third leading scorer last season with 9.2 ppg. He averaged 2.7 rpg and 2.7 apg and had an a/to ratio of 1.62. But his shooting accuracy dropped from 44.9 percent, 43.0% from 3-point range as a junior, to 34.5% overall, 32.4% on treys in 2007-08.
Antwayne Robinson, a 6-foot-8, 210 pound forward from Charlotte, N.C. and Oak Hill Academy in Va., was an A-10 second teamer and the Big 5's Most Improved Player as a senior in 2005-06 when he averaged 12.7 points and 5.0 rebounds. He spent '06-07 with Sioux Falls in the NBA Development League and for three games last season before joining a team in France.
The Sixers also invited Andre Emmett ('04), Texas Tech's all-time scoring leader with 2,256 points; Justin Reed ('04), Mississippi's first player in school history to earn All-SEC honors in all four seasons; and Iowa's Jared Reiner ('04) who previously played with the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.
Nineteen (19) players will be in camp, from Sept. 30 through Oct. 5 at Penn State University, seeking to make the 12-man active roster.