5 D.J. Rivera
5 D.J. Rivera
Height: 6-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Neumann Goretti
Previous College: Binghamton University
Position: G

2008-09... Competed for Binghamton University... averaged 20.0 points a game and 6.5 rebounds... led the America East Conference in scoring... scored 20 points against Duke in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament... scored a season-high 29 points against Vermont... only scored in the single-digits once all season.

2007-08... Competed at St. Joseph's University... missed first half of the season... appeared in 13 games... averaged 4.4 points per game.

2006-07... Competed at St. Joseph's University... team leader in steals with 1.3 per game... named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 7)... had back-to-back double figure games against Xavier (11 pts) and Massachusetts (10)... scored 13 points in win over La Salle... had all 10 of his points in the second half at Fordham... tallied 14 points in 18 minutes in win over Duquesne ... had a season-high three blocks at Temple... scored a career-high 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting vs. Bellarmine... grabbed six steals vs. Bellarmine, the highest total for a Hawk since 2003-04... sparked SJU with his defense against Bucknell, posting four steals... made one start at Lafayette.

High School... 2006 All-State First Team honoree by Associated Press... named to the All-Catholic League Southern Division First Team for two consecutive years... averaged team-high 17.7 points along with 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists... shot 49.1 percent from the field and averaged 2.3 steals per game... Neumann-Goretti's all-time leading scorer with 1,122 career points... hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Neumann-Goretti its second consecutive Catholic League title in 2006... helped team to 22-6 record and national ranking of 24th by USA Today... First Team All-City and All-Catholic selection by the Philadelphia Daily News... named the 2006 Catholic League Player of the Year by the Herb Good Club... made the Southeastern PA Second Team as chosen by the Philadelphia Inquirer... averaged 17 points as a junior and was named the MVP of the Dell Curry Tournament.

Personal... A sociology major at UM... son of Michelle Rivera and Derrick Gathers... is the nephew of the late Hank Gathers, who starred at Loyola Marymount University.