The son of Boston Celtics coach Glenn Rivers, Jeremiah Rivers had played two seasons as a reserve guard behind Jonathan Wallace and had been widely expected to carry the defensive mantle of the team in 2008-09 before he announced his transfer at the end of his sophomore season.

The Winter Park, FL guard appeared in 34 games as a freshman, primarily on defense, averaging 1.3 points. As a sophomore, Rivers averaged just 2.5 points, but came up big in a number of late game defensive stands, none more so than his late game defensive stops against Villanova and Marquette in key wins in 2007-08.

Transferring to Indiana, Rivers started in 47 games over two seasons finishing among the Big Ten leaders in assists. He averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 63 games overall.

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2006-07 34 0 399 18 46 39.1 4 17 23.5 4 9 44.4 8 48 1.4 29 31 4 8 44 1.3
2007-08 34 0 634 27 85 31.7 11 37 29.7 19 35 54.2 11 80 2.3 73 34 3 21 84 2.5
Totals 68 0 1033 45 131 34.3 15 54 27.7 23 44 52.2 19 128 1.8 102 65 7 29 128 1.8