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Xander Rice Earns Second CAA Honor This Season

Xander Rice, the West Long Branch native, earns his second CAA Honor this season. Before playing for Monmouth, Rice played all four years at Bucknell where he scored 1,067 points and ranked fourth best in free throw shooting in Bucknell program history. Rice brought his talent to Monmouth to play under his dad’s leadership and has been nothing short of amazing. After averaging 29.7 points per game across three games, he was named CAA player of the Week on Monday, Jan. 15. On Jan. 8, Rice led his team to a 2-0 start in CAA play with 29 points in just 24 minutes, dropping five three pointers. He finished 11-for-12 from the field and five-of-five from behind the arc, tying a single-game program record. Despite the next two losses, Rice continued to show up, with five threes in each game and a career high 34 points against College of Charleston.