Jerusalem — Israel’s top basketball team has cut its star player Glen Rice Jr. after he punched a teammate in the face.
Hapoel Holon says it released Rice, the son of former Michigan standout and three-time NBA All-Star Glen Rice, after the team’s Monday night loss because of a “severe disciplinary infraction.” It says Rice punched teammate Guy Pnini in the face in the locker room. Pnini was hospitalized with a suspected facial fracture.
The 27-year-old Rice is the Israeli league’s top scorer, averaging more than 24 points a game, and has led Holon to the top of the standings.
He also won a state cup thanks to a last-second winning shot against powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. Rice, who briefly played in the NBA, was previously arrested in the United States on battery and robbery charges.
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