Panathinaikos announced the addition of reigning Basketball Champions League MVP Tyrese Rice for the 2019-2020 season, Tyrese Rice. The 32-year-old point guard is thesecond 2019 offseason signing of the Greek powerhouse. Last month, the Greek power house added the 26 years old power forward/center Jacob Willey
Rice, a former EuroLeague Final Four MVP and champion with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014, will be returning to the competition next season after spending the previous season with Brose Bamberg. He averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds in the Basketball Champions League while leading Bamberg to the Final Four. He was named MVP and member of the Star Lineup of the competition.
Before Bamberg, Rice played with such clubs as Barcelona, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Khimki Moscow. With the latter, he won the 2015 EuroCup while claiming season and Finals MVP.
In general, Rice is a solid scorer and can assist the Green team as he has the necessary experience and at the same time, he is able to “cover” the possible hole, that Calathes may have in a bad day..