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.
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.