College Basketball: Jeremiah Rivers Flowing to Indiana

Kevin LuchanskyAnalyst IMay 10, 2008

Georgetown guard Jeremiah Rivers, recently seen wearing a Hoosier jumpsuit in Assembly Hall, is reportedly transferring to IU.

The sophomore guard averaged 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.4 minutes of playing time last season under head coach John Thompson III.

Rivers is an excellent defender and ball-handler and fits in well with IU coach Tom Crean's perimeter-based style of play.

Jeremiah, son of Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, took an unofficial visit to Bloomington on Friday and was familiar with Crean after playing against him in the Big East. His father is also familiar with Crean and was a former Marquette standout.

Apparently leaving Georgetown wasn't what the "Doc" ordered, as the older Rivers was not pleased with Jeremiah's decision to leave the Hoya program.

The 6-foot-4 point guard could be a big boost to the Hoosiers when he becomes eligible to play in the 2009-2010 season. IU only returns one guard from the previous season, sophomore Jordan Crawford from Detroit. Crawford averaged 12.5 ppg this season for the Hoosiers. (His brother Joe just completed his senior year at Kentucky.)

Rivers was listed as a three-star, according to, upon graduating from high school in 2006.