As of Jan. 18, 2011
(Photo: Ross Davis)
(Photo: Ross Davis)
|School:||Winter Park High School '11|
|Hometown:||Winter Park, Florida|
USA Basketball Notes
- Named on Jan. 16, 2011, to the 2011 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that will compete against a World Select Team in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.
- Member of the 2010 USA U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship; started all five games and averaged team-bests of 20.2 ppg. and 2.0 spg.
- Shot a blistering 21-of-35 (.600) from 3-point range during the tournament, including hitting his first nine 3-point attempts in the USA's 122-89 victory over Canada in which he finished with an all-time USA U18 National Team record 35 points.
- Lists Duke University and University of Florida among his college choices.
High School Honors
- Selected to the 2010 USA Today All-USA third team.
- Named the 2010 National Junior Player of the Year by ESPN Rise and MaxPreps.com.
- Tabbed the 2010 All-Central Florida Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel and also was the Orlando Sentinel's 2010 Orange County Player of the Year.
- Earned 2010 Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Player of the Year honors.
- Was second in the 2010 Florida Mr. Basketball voting.
- Named 2009 and 2010 all-state and all-conference.
High School Notes
- Attends Winter Park High School (Fla.), where he helped lead his team to a 29-5 record and the 2010 Florida Class 6A state crown, the school's first; started all 34 games and averaged 23.9 ppg., and 4.0 apg.
- Helped Winter Park advance to the 2010 ESPN Rise National High School Invitational Tournament semifinals.
- Helped Winter Park to a third place finish in the 2009 Florida Class 6A Tournament.
- Amassed 1,904 points in three varsity seasons.
- Boasts a 3.0 GPA.
- Born on Aug. 1, 1992, and hails from Winter Park, Fla.
- Son of Kristin and Glenn -Doc' Rivers, has two brothers, Spencer and Jeremiah, and one sister, Callie.
- Father, who is the head coach of the NBA Boston Celtics, won two silver medals and one bronze medal playing for three USA Basketball teams, including the silver-medal winning 1982 USA World Championship Team.
- Brother, Jeremiah, was a member of the 2005 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival Red Team that won the bronze medal and currently plays basketball at Indiana.
- Sister plays volleyball at Florida.
The Inside Scoop
- Has post-basketball ambitions of becoming a sports broadcaster.
- Favorite Internet sports site is ESPN.com and non-sports site is YouTube.
- Favorite sport other than basketball is football.
- Listed among his favorite players are 2008 Olympic gold medalists Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams and his favorite team is the Boston Celtics.
- Favorite non-basketball Olympian is Usain Bolt.
- The strangest place he's ever played basketball is the Bahamas.
- The best basketball game he's ever watched was when Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006.
- The best players he's ever faced are Brandon Knight and Corey Joseph.
- Would like to go one-on-one against Dwyane Wade.
- Favorite announcers are Reggie Miller and Dick Vitale.
- Enjoys hanging out with his family and girlfriend when away from the court.
- Most people don't know that he loves cars.
- The most interesting place he's ever visited is the Bahamas because