Glen Rice heated up at Great Alaska Shootout in '87

Wed, Sep 14

Glen Rice helped lead Michigan to the 1989 NCAA men's basketball championship as a senior.

He then embarked on a successful NBA career, scoring 18,336 points and averaging 18.3 points per game during a 15-year career with the Heat, Hornets, Lakers, Knicks, Rockets and Clippers.

Most hoops fans already know that.

But did you know he started his junior season by making quite an impression at the Great Alaska Shootout? Check out the numbers:

Game note: Rice and Terry Mills each scored 22 points, and Gary Grant added 21 points and 12 assists as the Wolverines hammered the Hurricanes.

Game note: The Wolverines got a team high 18 points on 9-for-13 shooting by Mills, but couldn't hang with the matchup zone of the Wildcats, who got 18 points and 11 rebounds from Tom Tolbert, 14 points from Sean Elliott and another 14 points from Steve Kerr.

Game note: Rice was the game's top scorer and made two crucial three-pointers in crunch time as the Wolverines won the tournament's third-place game.