College Basketball Recruiting: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Commits to Georgetown

Eric HampfordContributor IIIOctober 15, 2011

Top 30 National Recruit D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
Top 30 National Recruit D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III scored an impressive recruit today when Indianapolis native D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, or "DSR," decided to join the Hoyas family. He chose the legendary Big East program over Louisville, Memphis and North Carolina State.

Smith-Rivera spent the first three years of his high school career tearing through the Capital City's best defenses while suiting up for North Central High School.

He won city Player of the Year honors as a junior, but in an attempt to maximize his potential and to prepare for college-level basketball, Smith-Rivera is playing for famed Oak Hill Academy this year.

Georgetown will be getting a beefy 6-foot-3 combo-guard who is one of the ten best in the country.

He has slid a bit in the national rankings since his freshman year due to his perceived lack of athleticism, but don't let that fool you. He has a very high basketball I.Q., and he bullies smaller guards with his stocky frame, freeing himself to score in a variety of ways.

Don't be surprised if "DSR" is a starter in the Georgetown backcourt for at least three collegiate seasons. He's that good.