Son of Doc Rivers to enroll at Indiana


Guard Jeremiah Rivers intends to transfer from Georgetown to Indiana, according to the Washington Times.

The 6-4 Rivers was known as Georgetown’s defensive specialist. He averaged 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18 minutes per game as a sophomore last season.

His decision to transfer was reported in Thursday’s Washington Post, but it wasn’t until today that it was reported that IU would be his destination.

His dad, Celtics coach Doc Rivers, told the Boston Globe this week that Jeremiah was transferring because he wanted to play in a different system than the one at Georgetown. 

“It’s something he wanted to do,” Doc Rivers said. “I loved where he was at. He wants to be happy in a different system. He loved Coach [John ] Thompson. I love Coach Thompson. It was a tough one.

“I didn’t try [to change his mind] because if I did and it didn’t work out then it’s Dad’s fault. I did try to show him where he was at as far as school. He was playing a lot and had a great chance to start the following year.

“Kids, sometimes they want to do things and you just support him. That’s what you do as a parent.”

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  • Ann T #1


    Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 10:50 AM EST

    Doesn’t sound like Dad is to happy. He probably doesn’t like the fact Jeremiah will have to sit out a year, and not knowing what the NCAA is going to do.

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