Who is Kiki Rice? Meet UCLA star featured in ESPN’s ‘Full Court Press’ documentary with Caitlin Clark, more

Women’s college basketball just wrapped up one of its most exciting seasons in history thanks to a multitude of star talent, smashing TV ratings records in the process

Between Caitlin Clark, Kamilla Cardoso, Paige Bueckers, Angel Reese, JuJu Watkins, and Kiki Rice, the star power is at all-time high, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon.

That rise in popularity has been well-documented over the past few years, and it will be explored more thoroughly in a new documentary on ESPN.

What is the ESPN documentary ‘Full Court Press?’

Clark, Cardoso, and Rice will star in ESPN’s “Full Court Press” which gives an inside look at women’s college basketball through those three players’ perspectives. The documentary followed Clark’s Iowa, Cardoso’s South Carolina, and Rice’s UCLA squads during the 2023-24 season.

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Clark and Cardoso are nationally renowned players. They faced each other in the 2024 national championship before going No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

Rice, on the other hand, may have fallen under the radar considering the immense amount of talent in women’s college basketball. Nonetheless, she took a big step forward in her sophomore campaign, helping UCLA earn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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Who is Kiki Rice?

Rice is on the UCLA women’s college basketball team and entering her junior season.

The 5-11 guard has started 70 of the 71 games she’s played in since joining the Bruins program for the 2022-23 season. She’s reached the NCAA Tournament both seasons — No. 4 seed in 2023 and No. 2 seed in 2024 — but lost in the Sweet 16 both times.

Rice was the No. 2 prospect in her high school class, ranking only behind center Lauren Betts. Betts transferred to UCLA for her sophomore season after one season at Stanford, so the Bruins have the top two players from the 2022 high school class.

Rice turns 21 in January, so she won’t be eligible to enter the WNBA Draft until 2026.

Rice has some famous family ties. She’s the cousin of former NBA player and current Knicks executive Allan Houston. She’s also the niece of Susan Rice, who formally served on Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s presidential staff as a national security advisor and domestic policy advisor, respectively.

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Kiki Rice stats

Season School Games PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3-PT% FT%
2022-23 UCLA 37 11.6 4.5 3.0 1.2 0.5 41.1% 21.7% 79.1%
2023-24 UCLA 34 13.2 5.7 4.5 1.4 0.5 44.9% 31.2% 87.6%

How to watch ESPN’s ‘Full Court Press’

Episodes 1 and 2

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live stream: ESPN+

Episodes 3 and 4

  • Date: Sunday, May 12
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live stream: ESPN+

ESPN’s “Full Court Press” will consist of four episodes airing across two days. ABC will be airing the first two episodes on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. ET, with the second two following on Sunday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

For those who can’t watch live, all episodes will remain on ESPN+ to be streamed at one’s convenience.


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