Jeremiah Rivers: The Best Player You Havn't Heard Of

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 13:  Jeremiah Rivers #5 of  the Georgetown Hoyas handles the ball against the Villanova Wildcats during day two of the 2008 Big East Men's Basketball Championship at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jeremiah Who?

As the 2009-2010 college basketball season approaches, there is one player who hasn't been named to any of the "transfer's to watch list"

And that's Indiana guard Jeremiah Rivers. 

Rivers, who transferred to Indiana last year from Georgetown, was one of the reasons why the Hoyas made the NCAA tournament in 2007 and 2008.

His lock-down defense is what he is known for, and this great D was able to win a few games for the Hoyas on their run to March Madness. 

Now, after sitting out a year for the Hoosiers, Rivers looks to prove to the country that he can still compete with the best. 

Barring any injury, he will likely jump right into the starting lineup, as a redshirt junior.

His experience in the Big East, one of the top conferences in the country, and performance in the NCAA's will certainly be a big boost for the young Hoosiers, who are mostly Freshman and Sophomores. 

Even better, as the son of Doc Rivers, coach of the Boston Celtics, Jeremiah spends his summers in Florida testing his talent against some NBA players, where he can hone his skills. 

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This season, Jeremiah Rivers will look to surprise the country, and hopefully give the Hoosiers a good chance to win some more games.


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