Tyrese Rice talks life after basketball, secret of Maccabi’s success, being an inspiration

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Cesare Milanti

29/Jan/24 15:00


Recalling times with Maccabi Tel Aviv and revealing an upcoming documentary about his long-time overseas career, Tyrese Rice joined the EurohooPOD

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Former Final Four MVP Tyrese Rice joined Antonis Stroggylakis and Cesare Milanti at the EurohooPOD to talk about his current work with athletes, a documentary that he’s preparing about his very successful career in Europe, and give his opinion on several EuroLeague topics.

Rice, a former player who won major MVP awards in all three big European competitions, looked back at his days with Maccabi Tel Aviv, explaining the secret that pushed the team towards winning the 2014 EuroLeague championship.

He also discussed how the EuroLeague MVP should be elected, why he believes that USA Basketball should have trials (including EuroLeague players), and revealed the one team he’d like to have played for.

Watch the newest EurohooPOD episode w/ Tyrese Rice on YouTube:

(1:38) Helping athletes work on the mental side of the game

(2:31) The different perspective from his EuroLeague experience that helps NBAers

(4:28) Tyrese Rice preparing a documentary on his career

(7:28) Does Tyrese Rice miss playing? Well…

(8:43) Praising the longevity of Huertas, Chacho, and Llull

(10:17) Completing the Master in psychology, helping the community

(15:25) Current EuroLeague action. Why Kendrick Nunn may decide to stay with Panathinaikos?

(20:28) Similarities between that 2014 Maccabi team to today’s roster

(21:15) Getting to know Bonzie Colson early in the day

(22:46) Being an inspiration to emerging European Basketball stars

(25:03) Why 2014 Maccabi felt like “high school”

(28:58) The one team that Tyrese Rice always wanted to play for but didn’t

(31:57) Should non-Final Four players be considered for EuroLeague MVP?

(34:50) Sasha Vezenkov has always been one of Tyrese Rice’s favorites

(37:55) Who’s the best EuroLeague player at the Twitter game?

(40:03) Who was the best defender he has faced during his EuroLeague career?

(45:28) USA Basketball must bring trials back

(48:10) Tyrese Rice picks the EuroLeague players he’d bring to USA Basketball?

(50:40) Addressing the development of Will Clyburn’s game in Europe

(52:33) Should USA Basketball start to consider EuroLeague players?

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