Rivers flows with 3s

It's no secret that Tennessee's basketball team is looking for another outside shooter. Maybe the Vols have found one.

Junior guard K.C. Rivers of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy recently nailed 15 shots from 3-point range in a 115-48 blowout of Bishop McGuiness High. The treys accounted for all of Rivers' scoring, as he finished the game with 45 points.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Rivers spent a year at Independence High School (alma mater of the quarterbacking Leak brothers, C.J. and Chris) before transferring to Oak Hill.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard has made unofficial vists to Wake Forest and North Carolina State. He also is getting interest from UT, Georgetown, Penn State and Ohio State.

Tennessee already has one exceptional 3-point shooter in junior Scooter McFadgon (43 of 118, 36.4 percent). Point guard C.J. Watson (33 of 77, 42.9 percent) is also deadly from long range but finds his 3-point opportunities limited by his playmaking duties. John Winchester, a former Parade All-American, was signed as a zone-buster but has been a disappointment to date. He hit just 23.3 percent of his treys in 2002-03 and is hitting 32.4 percent this season.

Another player who was recruited for his outside shooting skills, Jordan Howell, has had to sit out this season while recovering from a bout with Mononucleosis.


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