Rivers Visiting Wake Forest

Jeremiah Rivers, son of Doc Rivers, is narrowing his college choices down and hopes to make a college decision soon. Rivers updated his recruitment and talked about his season with Evan Daniels of DeaconSports.com.

After breaking his wrist in September, Jeremiah Rivers was forced to sit out nearly three months. Two weeks later, the combo-guard sprained his ankle and was out for a few more weeks. While the injuries held Rivers back, they certainly didn't hold him down.

Rivers, who is the son of former NBA guard and current Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, averaged 15 points, six assists, and five rebounds per game. His team lost in the state semi-finals and finished with a record of 20-10.

With the high school season over, Rivers believes there are a few things that he needs to improve, including his shooting.

"My shooting without a doubt, my shooting hasn't been like it was," Rivers said. "I've been shooting like crazy, and this weekend it was my first tournament since high school basketball ended and I shot really well. So I'm going to keep working on that, my ball handling I keep working on constantly, and plyometrics."

With his junior year coming to an end, Rivers has also begun to focus his attention on his recruitment. Rivers listed Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Kansas, and Georgetown as his top schools. When asked if anyone had an edge at this point, he said that he will wait until he takes his visits before narrowing things down further. "No, I haven't visited any of them yet," he said. "I'm sure when I do there will be two schools that will stick out."

The 6-foot-4 guard did say that he will be taking visits to Wake Forest and Kansas within the next month. With no leader and his recruitment heating up, what is going to be the biggest factor in his recruitment?

"I figure that all of the campuses are going to be beautiful," Rivers proclaimed. "They're all going to be nice, I think probably the students and how the crowd is and the facilities where you train in and practice facilities. The size of the school doesn't really matter to me either."

Wake Forest seems to be making a push for Rivers, so what does he like about the Demon Deacons?

"I like the way they play, they love to run," Rivers said. "The way they run the break, the way Chris Paul does it, I just love the way he plays. He's my favorite college player right now."

Rivers, who has a 3.0 GPA, said that he hopes to have his decision made before the camps this summer.


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