Despite a chance to catch up on some sleep, the 6-5, 210-pound junior can be found playing pickup at 5:30 a.m. at a nearby church.
``There are a lot of older guys there that played overseas," Rivers said. "It'll get me tough because of the punishment that I take playing with these guys. For me, you can't take days off. I could sleep in, but this is dedication. I love the game."
Rivers had a somewhat up-and-down season at Oak Hill as the lone junior to receive extensive playing time. Known as a good long-range shooter, he showed his stroke when he broke the school record with 15 triefctas in a game against Bishop McGuiness late in the year.
``We have a media guide at Oak Hill and in the summer, I look at the record and set out to break it," Rivers said. "All I needed was a little work."
Rivers still isn't sure who he'll play with this summer. In the past, it's been the Charlotte Royals. However, a few other local programs – the Kappa Magic and N.C. Gaters – are calling as well.
``I've got to look around and work out once or twice and see where I fit in best," he added.
Previously, he had N.C. State and Wake Forest as his co-leaders. That has changed somewhat. Now he's wide open with both schools still in the mix, along with Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Charlotte and Clemson.