Team preview: Rice

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2011-12 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 9, 2011, 11:53 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)


Programs aren't built with just two players. But programs can be built around two players, and that's precisely what Rice coach Ben Braun has done with juniors Arsalan Kazemi (15.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg) and Tamir Jackson (13.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.6 apg).