One of the more impressive 2006 prospects at the Kingwood Classic was Nike Team Florida combo guard Jeremiah Rivers. Rivers, 6-foot-4, 180-pounds, has the mature game one would expect from the son of Doc Rivers of the NBA. Rivers has a well rounded game, and he mentioned five schools he likes after one of his games last weekend.
“Marquette, Florida, Florida State, UCLA, and Arizona are the schools I am looking at right now,” said Rivers.
With such a polished game at a young age, it is quite clear that Rivers has received some extra coaching.
“My dad has really helped me out in teaching me the in between game and ways to get open,” he said.
Already with good size, Rivers has the frame to put on more weight. He is strong with the ball and has a nice shooting stroke off both the pass and the dribble. His mid-range pull up jumper stands out as a skill that puts his game at a higher level than most of his competitors.
Rivers did say that geography means nothing in his decision on a school.
"We have moved so many places," he said. "It doesn't matter where a school is located."
It looks like Rivers will be making another move as his father has accepted the head coaching position for the Boston Celtics.