Indiana lands commitment from Washington State transfer guard Myles Rice, who is ranked No. 27 in the Rivals transfer portal rankings and joins the Hoosiers with at least three seasons of eligibility remaining. Rice, a talented point guard, started all 35 games for Washington State last season, averaging 14.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game. He shot 43.9% from the field and 27.5% from three in his single season as a Cougar. Rice was frequently used as a pick-and-roll ball handler, and despite his relatively low efficiency in certain areas, there are indications that his jump shot will improve. His playmaking ability is a strong point, finishing his freshman season with an assist rate of 22.7% and a turnover rate of 15.4%. Defensively, while not elite, he led Washington State in steals and is not expected to be a liability on that end of the floor.

By the Numbers
  • Myles Rice averaged 14.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game last season.
  • He shot 43.9% from the field and 27.5% from three in his single season as a Cougar.
  • Rice finished his redshirt freshman season with an assist rate of 22.7% and a turnover rate of 15.4%.
State of Play
  • Rice adds a true point guard option for the Hoosiers, addressing a need from last season.
  • He is expected to be a lead guard and a reliable floor leader for Indiana.
  • Rice's pick-and-roll ball-handling skills were a significant part of his offensive production last season.
Bottom Line

Indiana's acquisition of Myles Rice brings them a talented point guard with potential for significant contribution on the offensive end and a promising playmaking ability. His addition addresses a crucial need for the team, and his overall skill set is expected to positively impact the Hoosiers in the upcoming seasons.