Improve your game each summer at the popular Tyrese Rice Summer Basketball Camp run by the DHBA.
The special relationship between Coach Del Harris and Tyrese Rice began 15 years ago. As a physical education teacher at Bailey Bridge Middle School in Chesterfield County and assistant AAU coach for the Richmond Squires, Del first met Tyrese as a student at Falling Creek Middle School. Harris would later become Team Richmond AAU boys head coach for the 16 and 17 teams and continued to quietly nurture the talent and skills Tyrese developed during his AAU career. Both quiet and unassuming young men, an enduring friendship developed out of their love of the game of basketball and their mutual respect, humility and appreciation for their blessings.
Today, Del is an experienced NCAA men’s basketball coach and Tyrese is a professional basketball player whose bond is stronger than ever. Their mutual respect, love for the game and young people led to the creation of this unique academy experience. The Del Harris Basketball Academy is designed to give back to the community at large and help boys and girls in the greater Richmond area enhance and improve their basketball skills at all levels. With the focus on creating a positive learning environment, Del and Tyrese are passionate about sharing their life and professional experiences believe this program will benefit anyone who wants to work hard and be a better basketball player.
Basketball instruction begins in late June when Rice conducts the first of his two weeks of summer camps for boys and girls ages 7 to 16 that will be held at Meadowbrook High School.
Meadowbrook High School
July 12-14, 2021
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Boys & Girls ages 7 – 15 • $225
Tyrese Jammal Rice is an American-Montenegrin professional basketball player for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the Euroleague. He also represents the senior men's National Team of Montenegro. Rice played college basketball with the Boston College Eagles.
Rice was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, to Allison Rice and Wayne Jefferson. Rice attended L. C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Virginia, and played on the school's basketball team. In his junior and senior seasons, he earned AAA All-State honors from the Virginia High School Coaches Association. In the 2004–05 season, he led his team to a school-record 29 wins and a Central Region title, their first ever. Rice averaged 27.0 points, 6.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game that season. He earned 2004–05 Associated Press (Virginia) Co-Player of the Year honors and was named (Richmond) Times-Dispatch Player of the Year.
Rice signed his letter of intent to play basketball at and attend Boston College on April 28, 2005. As a freshman (2005–06), Rice played in all 36 games, averaging 9.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He earned two ACC rookie honors: ACC Rookie of the Week on November 28, 2005 and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. In his sophomore season (2006–07), Rice started all 33 games, averaging 36.6 minutes a game. He finished the season with stats of 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Rice was named to the All-ACC second team, and garnered All-Tournament honors for that season's ACC tournament. In two NCAA tournament games, Rice averaged 24 points. A highlight of Rice's junior season (2007–08) was a career-high 46-point performance in a 90–80 home loss to North Carolina on March 1, 2008. He scored 34 points by halftime. Rice averaged 21.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. He again earned All-ACC honors, this time on the first team. In a scintillating senior year (2008–09), Rice experienced a dip in his scoring, averaging 16.9 points a game but improved in other statistical categories, averaging 3.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game. He scored 9 points in BC's only appearance of the 2009 NCAA tournament.
Rice went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft; he had been projected to be selected in the second round or go undrafted. He then joined the Greek League club Panionios for the 2009–10 season.
Rice played for the Utah Jazz in the Orlando Pro Summer League and later with Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League in 2010. He was signed by the Artland Dragons for the 2010–11 season, a team in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga, the top league in the country.
In the 2011–12 season Rice played for Lietuvos rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League. In 2012–13 season he returned to Germany to play for Bayern Munich.
On July 11, 2013, Rice signed a two-year contract with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. In his first season with Maccabi, he won the EuroLeague, with him averaging 9.5 points, 3.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds over 30 games. After beating favored Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano in a dramatic playoff series, Maccabi advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four. In the semifinal game, he was responsible for the 68–67 victory over CSKA Moscow by scoring the game-winner with 5.5 seconds left on the clock. In the championship final game against Real Madrid, he scored 26 points, leading his team to a sixth European title, after an overtime 98-86 victory. For such a performance, he was named the EuroLeague Final Four MVP.
On June 30, 2014, Rice signed a three-year deal with the Russian club Khimki. In the 2014–15 EuroCup season, he was named to the All-EuroCup First Team and selected the EuroCup season MVP. Khimki eventually won the EuroCup, and Rice was named the EuroCup Finals MVP.
On July 26, 2016, Rice signed a two-year contract with FC Barcelona.
On January 15, 2018, Rice parted ways with Barcelona and signed with the Chinese team Shenzhen Leopards for the rest of the season.
On August 5, 2018, Rice returned to Germany for a third stint, signing a one-year deal with Brose Bamberg. With Bamberg, Rice played in the Basketball Champions League in which he was named the Most Valuable Player of the competition. He led Bamberg to the Final Four, where the team was defeated twice and thus ended in fourth place.
On July 1, 2019, Rice signed with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League. On December 6, 2019, Rice recorded a career-high 41 points, while shooting 13-of-23 from the field, leading Panathinaikos to a 99–93 overtime win over Olympiacos.
In July 2013, Rice received a Montenegrin passport that allowed him to play for the senior men's Montenegrin national team at the EuroBasket 2013. He also played at the EuroBasket 2017.