Remember the name: D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera

  • 12/12/2008 9:13 pm in

The next in line in a stable of exceptional guards at Indianapolis North Central has arrived and is making an immediate impact as a freshman.

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, a 6-3 guard who already has a scholarship offer from Indiana, is considered one of the top 10 players nationally in the class of 2012 and is the focus of a story in today’s Indianapolis Star:

Three games into his high school career, the powerfully-built 6-3 guard is already an impact player, in the top three on his state-ranked team in scoring (15.3), rebounds (7.7), assists (5.3) and steals (2.3).

“He’s really, really good,” Doug Mitchell said. “He’s talented and has a great head on his shoulders. The thing that helps him, too, is that he’s physically strong.”

You can go ahead and pencil in Smith-Rivera alongside 2011 Indianapolis Pike guard Marquis Teague at the top of the priority list for IU. In order for Tom Crean to bring the program back to national prominence, it’s going to be essential to lock down the state of Indiana. And that means getting the best players throughout the state to come to Bloomington.

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  • et_sage

    Interesting, cuz Roy Williams is getting top 50 talent from all over the USA and will probably be in the Elite 8 or better the next 6 years. The reast of the elite programs are doing the same and the competition for top 100 talent is immense. This is the internet age and the whole sport continues to evolve.

    You are too sentimental, OSU is a recruiting haven and their alumni are rabid. With IU being on probation for 3 years and our facilities being average do not expect Crean to work miracles.

    As far as the fans following a player for 8 years – way to go – if it happens. IU is not UK as far as fans go, plus Assembly Hall sucks for seating. I think the Sampson thing happened because of the way they dawged Knight – bad karma.

    I grew up in Indiana and went to school there, but after the Davis era I have tempered my passion for the cream and crimson.

    Go Hoosiers forever!

  • et_sage

    Interesting, cuz Roy Williams is getting top 50 talent from all over the USA and will probably be in the Elite 8 or better the next 6 years. The reast of the elite programs are doing the same and the competition for top 100 talent is immense. This is the internet age and the whole sport continues to evolve.

    You are too sentimental, OSU is a recruiting haven and their alumni are rabid. With IU being on probation for 3 years and our facilities being average do not expect Crean to work miracles.

    As far as the fans following a player for 8 years – way to go – if it happens. IU is not UK as far as fans go, plus Assembly Hall sucks for seating. I think the Sampson thing happened because of the way they dawged Knight – bad karma.

    I grew up in Indiana and went to school there, but after the Davis era I have tempered my passion for the cream and crimson.

    Go Hoosiers forever!

  • et_sage

    Interesting, cuz Roy Williams is getting top 50 talent from all over the USA and will probably be in the Elite 8 or better the next 6 years. The reast of the elite programs are doing the same and the competition for top 100 talent is immense. This is the internet age and the whole sport continues to evolve.

    You are too sentimental, OSU is a recruiting haven and their alumni are rabid. With IU being on probation for 3 years and our facilities being average do not expect Crean to work miracles.

    As far as the fans following a player for 8 years – way to go – if it happens. IU is not UK as far as fans go, plus Assembly Hall sucks for seating. I think the Sampson thing happened because of the way they dawged Knight – bad karma.

    I grew up in Indiana and went to school there, but after the Davis era I have tempered my passion for the cream and crimson.

    Go Hoosiers forever!

  • et_sage

    Interesting, cuz Roy Williams is getting top 50 talent from all over the USA and will probably be in the Elite 8 or better the next 6 years. The reast of the elite programs are doing the same and the competition for top 100 talent is immense. This is the internet age and the whole sport continues to evolve.

    You are too sentimental, OSU is a recruiting haven and their alumni are rabid. With IU being on probation for 3 years and our facilities being average do not expect Crean to work miracles.

    As far as the fans following a player for 8 years – way to go – if it happens. IU is not UK as far as fans go, plus Assembly Hall sucks for seating. I think the Sampson thing happened because of the way they dawged Knight – bad karma.

    I grew up in Indiana and went to school there, but after the Davis era I have tempered my passion for the cream and crimson.

    Go Hoosiers forever!

  • et_sage

    Interesting, cuz Roy Williams is getting top 50 talent from all over the USA and will probably be in the Elite 8 or better the next 6 years. The reast of the elite programs are doing the same and the competition for top 100 talent is immense. This is the internet age and the whole sport continues to evolve.

    You are too sentimental, OSU is a recruiting haven and their alumni are rabid. With IU being on probation for 3 years and our facilities being average do not expect Crean to work miracles.

    As far as the fans following a player for 8 years – way to go – if it happens. IU is not UK as far as fans go, plus Assembly Hall sucks for seating. I think the Sampson thing happened because of the way they dawged Knight – bad karma.

    I grew up in Indiana and went to school there, but after the Davis era I have tempered my passion for the cream and crimson.

    Go Hoosiers forever!

  • student

    If we're talking Indiana players, what's the word with the home-grown big man Michael Chandler?

  • student

    If we're talking Indiana players, what's the word with the home-grown big man Michael Chandler?

  • student

    If we're talking Indiana players, what's the word with the home-grown big man Michael Chandler?

  • student

    If we're talking Indiana players, what's the word with the home-grown big man Michael Chandler?

  • student

    If we're talking Indiana players, what's the word with the home-grown big man Michael Chandler?

  • et_sage

    That is nebulous. What school does he attend, what year does he graduate, and why did DeShaun Thomas sign with OSU?

    Snatch the pebble from my hand grasshopper and . . .

  • et_sage

    That is nebulous. What school does he attend, what year does he graduate, and why did DeShaun Thomas sign with OSU?

    Snatch the pebble from my hand grasshopper and . . .

  • et_sage

    That is nebulous. What school does he attend, what year does he graduate, and why did DeShaun Thomas sign with OSU?

    Snatch the pebble from my hand grasshopper and . . .

  • et_sage

    That is nebulous. What school does he attend, what year does he graduate, and why did DeShaun Thomas sign with OSU?

    Snatch the pebble from my hand grasshopper and . . .

  • et_sage

    That is nebulous. What school does he attend, what year does he graduate, and why did DeShaun Thomas sign with OSU?

    Snatch the pebble from my hand grasshopper and . . .

  • et_sage

    Last comment for awhile as I enter into my yurt for stellar meditation.

    Josh Smith has 19 medium interest universties, Harrison Barnes has 20. So Jerry CT, you sound old school and I bet One million $$$ you voted for McCain.

    Let go of the days of old and embrace the great players and potential for awesome basketball in the future.

  • et_sage

    Last comment for awhile as I enter into my yurt for stellar meditation.

    Josh Smith has 19 medium interest universties, Harrison Barnes has 20. So Jerry CT, you sound old school and I bet One million $$$ you voted for McCain.

    Let go of the days of old and embrace the great players and potential for awesome basketball in the future.

  • et_sage

    Last comment for awhile as I enter into my yurt for stellar meditation.

    Josh Smith has 19 medium interest universties, Harrison Barnes has 20. So Jerry CT, you sound old school and I bet One million $$$ you voted for McCain.

    Let go of the days of old and embrace the great players and potential for awesome basketball in the future.

  • et_sage

    Last comment for awhile as I enter into my yurt for stellar meditation.

    Josh Smith has 19 medium interest universties, Harrison Barnes has 20. So Jerry CT, you sound old school and I bet One million $$$ you voted for McCain.

    Let go of the days of old and embrace the great players and potential for awesome basketball in the future.

  • et_sage

    Last comment for awhile as I enter into my yurt for stellar meditation.

    Josh Smith has 19 medium interest universties, Harrison Barnes has 20. So Jerry CT, you sound old school and I bet One million $$$ you voted for McCain.

    Let go of the days of old and embrace the great players and potential for awesome basketball in the future.

  • DeShaun Thomas has only committed, he can't sign until the fall of his senior year.

  • DeShaun Thomas has only committed, he can't sign until the fall of his senior year.

  • DeShaun Thomas has only committed, he can't sign until the fall of his senior year.

  • DeShaun Thomas has only committed, he can't sign until the fall of his senior year.

  • DeShaun Thomas has only committed, he can't sign until the fall of his senior year.

  • et_sage

    a technicality and another grasshopper to enlighten. . .

  • et_sage

    a technicality and another grasshopper to enlighten. . .

  • et_sage

    a technicality and another grasshopper to enlighten. . .

  • et_sage

    a technicality and another grasshopper to enlighten. . .

  • et_sage

    a technicality and another grasshopper to enlighten. . .

  • Victory Park

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news. I know personally Teague is not going to IU!!! He has only two schools in mind. The other school has not offer him a scholarship yet and won't because they will be loaded at his spot. So imagine what the other school could possibly be to make him and his bro both tell IU no?

  • Victory Park

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news. I know personally Teague is not going to IU!!! He has only two schools in mind. The other school has not offer him a scholarship yet and won't because they will be loaded at his spot. So imagine what the other school could possibly be to make him and his bro both tell IU no?

  • Victory Park

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news. I know personally Teague is not going to IU!!! He has only two schools in mind. The other school has not offer him a scholarship yet and won't because they will be loaded at his spot. So imagine what the other school could possibly be to make him and his bro both tell IU no?

  • Victory Park

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news. I know personally Teague is not going to IU!!! He has only two schools in mind. The other school has not offer him a scholarship yet and won't because they will be loaded at his spot. So imagine what the other school could possibly be to make him and his bro both tell IU no?

  • Here in Germany not much ppl do play basketball, hehe. More Soccer, and not in the HS like in the US. I realy like it. We should have the same system like you does.

  • I am an out of state Hoosier alum, and even I know that we must recruit in-state in order to remain competitive. No question.

  • though i dont know much to comment about this topic.. i would liek to say this article is good!!!