It came down to two schools in the Big East for Jeremiah Rivers, the No. 32 ranked player in the class of 2006. After going through what Rivers called the toughest decision he has ever had to make, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound point guard from Winter Park (Fla.) High School is relieved to know where he will play his college basketball.
"I did make a commitment to Georgetown," said Rivers. "Ever since I was a child and was around Patrick Ewing and my father and around the NBA and all the players from Georgetown in the league, Georgetown has always been a school I've wanted to go to."
Although Georgetown has been on Rivers' mind since he was a child, the Hoyas had to fight off a very strong recruiting effort by Notre Dame to land Rivers.
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"It was really between Georgetown and Notre Dame," said Rivers. "Notre Dame came in and really blew me away. Kansas also got in there for a little while, but I didn't really know much about them. But Notre Dame was very impressive.
"I really liked the coaches at Notre Dame and Georgetown. It was the toughest decision I have ever had to make. Actually, I was a little closer to the Notre Dame staff because I had visited there twice and they had been down here a lot. But I just love the Georgetown area and have just always been thinking about Georgetown."
Rivers, who will play exclusively for the BABC AAU club this summer, is also slated to attend the NBA Players Camp and the Nike All American Camp.
Jeremiah Rivers scouting report
A physical combo guard with size, Rivers can attack the basket going either right or left. He is also a very good player in the midrange area. He makes shots from behind the arc, but it not a very fluid shot at this point. Rivers is also a solid defender who can guard both guard positions.