After playing in the league, he unofficially visited UCLA, and he talked to Scout.com's Brian Snow about the visit:
Q: How was the visit to UCLA?
A: It was nice. It was a beautiful campus. There were a lot of celebrities around. We saw George Lopez and Christiana Milian. It was nice. Overall it was a great campus.
Q: How did you feel about the distance from home, and is that something that matters in your decision?
A: It was kind of big, and I am not used to the fast life like it is out there, but still at the same time the campus had kind of a homey feel to it. Distance won't play a factor in my decision. I am going to go where is best for me.
Q: Where did this visit put UCLA on your list?
A: They are definitely a place I will make my official to. UCLA has a lot of history behind them and they have always been pretty high on my list.
Below are highlights of Smith-Rivera in the Nike EYBL: