Friday, August 26, 2005


Post - Rivers Commits to GU

The Washington Post
May 11, 2005
Rivers's Son Commits to Hoyas

Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers, made an unofficial commitment to play for the Georgetown men's basketball team in 2006.

The 6-foot-4 guard chose the Hoyas over Notre Dame, Kansas and Georgia Tech.

"He felt he fit in there; he felt comfortable with [Coach John Thompson III] and the players," said Matt Hixenbaugh, Rivers's coach at Winter Park High in Florida.

"He likes the upward momentum around the program and wants to be a part of it."

Rivers, who averaged 15 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for the 17-11 Wildcats, is considered to be among the top junior point guards in the country. Next month, he is scheduled to participate in USA Basketball's Youth Development Festival as well as the NBA Players' Association Top 100 camp.

At Georgetown, Rivers won't be the only player with a famous father playing for Thompson.

Pat Ewing Jr. reportedly has decided to transfer to Georgetown after playing two seasons at Indiana and will be eligible for the 2006-07 season.

"He's lived his whole life in the spotlight; people always know who he is," Hixenbaugh said of Rivers.

"I think he identified with Coach Thompson a little bit. Everything kind of fit together perfectly."

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