Miami Heat: Glen Rice
Another great shooter of the mid-90’s finds himself as the next selection on this list. A year after their inaugural NBA season, the Miami Heat selected Glen Rice with the fourth overall pick. The Flint, Michigan native and University of Michigan All-American alum finished his career as a 40 percent 3-point shooter and knocked down 38.6 percent of his attempts during his first six years in the NBA with Miami.
Rice was a much more prolific shooter at his second stop in the NBA with the Hornets, but he was always a one-of-a-kind scorer. At 6-foot-7 he could rise right over the top of the defense and splash his smooth jumper at will. He was one of the tougher covers in the mid-90’s and his ability to score from any level made him a threat to score the moment he crossed halfcourt.
He would be named to the All-Star game three times in his career and even win the All-Star game MVP in the 1996-97 game. His 47 percent 3-point field goal percentage led the NBA that same year. Rice would win a title in 2000 with the Lakers, using the triangle offense and the threat of Shaq to unload from deep as he wished.
Now 50-years-old, Rice has seen his son, Glen Rice Jr. get a brief stint in the NBA with the Wizards. Rice also heads up Glen Rice Basketball, a training facility that aims to help big men shoot like guards and guards to work out of the post — two staples of Rice’s own game.