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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Alyssa Rice has all the ingredients for success

By espnW

Alyssa Rice is a 6-foot-3 undeclared post who just finished her junior season at Reynoldsburg (Ohio). She is the No. 11 prospect in the 2014 class. She shares some of her secrets in this edition of Meet The Prospects.

Nickname: Lyss

Pick a number: I wear jersey No. 45 because 31, my number from junior high, wasn't available my freshman year, so I decided to go with 45 because it was unique. After my freshman year, I just decided to stay with 45 to make something of that number.

Future college: Im undecided and considering Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio State, Virginia and West Virginia.

Other than basketball, what is your favorite hobby? Hanging out with friends, going to the movies, cooking, watching TV and sleeping.

If you could go one-on-one with anyone, who would it be? Elena Delle Donne. She's a phenomenal all-around player. I would love to mirror my game after her and become the type of player she is.

If you had to compare your game to a current college or pro player, who would it be? No one in particular, but anyone who is a team player, leaves everything they have on the floor in every game and works to be the best they can be.

Who is your role model? My parents. They've always put me and my siblings before themselves. They've always been my biggest supporters, and they provide me with all the resources I need to become the best person and basketball player that I can be.

What is the most important thing basketball fans should know about you? I put 110 percent into everything that I do, and failure is NOT an option.

What is your favorite basketball moment so far? My sophomore year, when my high school team made it to the final four of our state tournament. Also, being invited to participate in the USA Basketball trials in Colorado Springs, and staying in the Olympic Village, with some of the best players in the country.

The King and I: LeBron James wishes he could ... cook as well as I can.