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2010-11 Men's Basketball
|HOMETOWN||Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico|
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Sagemont HS/Santa Fe CC|
As A Junior (2010-11)
Finished as the A-Sun leader in assists per game (5.4) … became the only player in FGCU history to amass 150 assists and 150 rebounds in the same season … started 29 of 30 contests at the point guard position, averaging a team-high 31.8 minutes per game … also averaged 6.4 points and ranked second on the team with 5.7 rebounds per game … one of three players in the A-Sun to rank in the top 15 in assists and rebounding … ranked seventh in the A-Sun in steals per game (1.6) … led the team with 47 steals … had a steal in 23 games, highlighted by 13 multi-steal performances … his 161 assists were the best total in the program’s Division I history, coming on 18 games of five-plus assists and 10 performances of seven or more … led the team in assists 27 times and rebounds in 10 contests, including both in the same game nine times … scored in double figures eight times … got to the free throw line a team-best 170 times …fell one assist shy of a triple-double in home-opening win against Southeast Missouri State (Nov. 16), finishing with a season-high 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists … had a pair of games with double-digit rebounds and his 12 assists against N.C. Central (Dec. 21) tied for the most by an A-Sun player during the season … grabbed seven or more rebounds seven times … had a positive assist/turnover ratio in 23 of 30 games, ranking seventh in the A-Sun at +1.4 … followed 12-assist game against N.C. Central with 11 points, six rebounds and eight assists against IUPUI (Dec. 27) en route to being named A-Sun Newcomer of the Week on Dec. 28 … passed out nine assists with just two turnovers against Miami (Nov. 27) … had nine points and nine assists in A-Sun opener at UNF (Dec. 2) … came away with a season-best five steals at Jacksonville (Dec. 4) to go along with 10 points and five rebounds … accumulated 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists against Lipscomb (Jan. 5) … fell just short of a triple-double again vs. Kennesaw State (Jan. 14) with 10 points, nine assists and eight rebounds … played a season-high 50 minutes in a triple-overtime win at Stetson (Jan. 25) … hit 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points at Lipscomb (Jan. 30) … finished with eight assists and just one turnover during a win against USC Upstate (Feb. 6) in which he also had eight rebounds … nearly had another double-double at Campbell (Feb. 19) with a team-high 10 rebounds and nine assists … final double figure outing came during second win over Stetson (Feb. 21), scoring 12 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists.
At A Glance (Santa Fe College)
Finished two-year career at Santa Fe College ranked fourth in program history with 351 assists … ranked in the top 20 in NJCAA Division I for assists per game in each season … a true point guard, he finished with five or more assists in 43 of 58 contests … finished 20th all-time in steals with 98 … led Santa Fe to a 39-20 record over his two years.
As A Sophomore At Santa Fe College (2009-10)
Named to the All-Mid-Florida Conference (MFC) first team … finished third in the MFC Player of the Year voting … named the team’s Defensive MVP for the second straight year … averaged 7.5 points and a team-best 5.8 assists per game … led Santa Fe to a 16-12 record ... ranked 17th in NJCAA Division I and third in Region 8 in assists per game … also had a team-high 51 steals and averaged 3.1 rebounds per game over 28 starts at point guard … steals ranked him 13th in NJCAA Region 8 … reached double figure points nine times, highlighted by a career-best 17 against North Florida State (Dec. 5) … passed out 10 or more assists in a game three times and five or more 18 times … produced a positive 2.2 assist/turnover ratio … had a steal in 23 of 28 games, including 17 multi-steal efforts … played 30 or more minutes 15 times … nearly had a triple-double in the MFC Tournament Championship against Central Florida CC (Feb. 23) with 10 points, a season-high nine boards and eight assists over 38 minutes … was perfect with the ball in his hands against Tampa (Nov. 8), finishing with 11 assists and no turnovers … career-high 12 assists came against St. Johns River (Jan. 16).
As A Freshman At Santa Fe College (2008-09)
Had a terrific first season and was named to the Mid-Florida Conference (MFC) second team … averaged 8.3 points, 6.1 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game … named the team’s Defensive MVP after accumulating 48 steals … ranked 18th in NJCAA and second in Region 8 in assists per game … reached double figures 11 times … passed out at least three assists in all 28 games and five or more 25 times … set a season-best of nine assists on two occasions … had a positive assist/turnover ratio in all but two games and finish with a +2.2 average for the season … hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with eight rebounds and five points against Seminole CC (Jan. 17) … finished with a steal in 23 of 28 games, led by 13 multi-steal performances … played 30+ minutes on 20 occasions … drilled a career-high three trifectas en route to 15 points against MC (Jan. 2) … season-high 16 points against Central Florida CC (Feb. 7) also featured seven boards, six assists and a season-best four steals.
Honorable mention McDonald’s All-American as a senior at Sagemont HS in Weston, Fla. … spent final two years at Sagemont where he was a two-time first team All-State and first team All-County selection … averaged 20 points and six assists as a senior … won a Florida Class 1A State title at Calusa Prep as a sophomore.
Son of Marcos and Mayra Rivera … born on July 2, 1989 … youngest of five kids … has an older sister, Carla (24) … also has three brothers; Omar (32), Jhamil (29) and Marcos (28) … father played basketball at UMass … originally from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico … criminal justice major.
Points: 16 vs. Southeast Missouri State (Nov. 16, 2010)
Rebounds: 11 vs. Southeast Missouri State (Nov. 16, 2010)
Offensive Rebounds: 5 vs. Kennesaw State (Jan. 14, 2011)
Assists: 12 vs. N.C. Central (Dec. 21, 2010)
Steals: 5 at Jacksonville (Dec. 4, 2010)
Blocks: 1, twice, last vs. Jacksonville (Feb. 24, 2011)
Field Goals: 6 vs. Southeast Missouri State (Nov. 16, 2010)
Field Goals Attempted: 13 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)
Three-Pointers Attempted: 1, five times, last at Mercer (Feb. 12, 2011)
Free Throws: 7 vs. Campbell (Feb. 19, 2011)
Free Throws Attempted: 16 vs. Campbell (Feb. 19, 2011)
Minutes: 50 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)
Double Figure Points: 8
5+Field Goals: 3
7+ Rebounds: 11
Team Leader In Rebounds: 10
5+ Assists: 18
7+ Assists: 10
Team Leader In Assists: 27
Games With A Steal: 23
30+ Minutes: 21