This is coming from our friend Kyle Neddenriep at the Star. I would link to his tweets on the subject, but I’m blogging from friend’s iPhone and don’t know how to link. I will say Neddenriep didn’t mention IU as one of the schools included in Smith-Rivera’s reckoning.
Sunday, 9:00 AM update by Alex Bozich: Here’s a link to Neddenriep’s story and here’s DSR on why he chose Xavier:
“They answered all the questions I had,” Smith-Rivera said. “I didn’t have any questions left.
“The way they run things and the system and style of play that have really appeals to me. They get up and down and play the way I like to play.”
This is not exactly a surprising development as Smith-Rivera had been high on Chris Mack’s program for quite some time. With Ron Patterson already committed and a huge focus on Yogi Ferrell and Gary Harris to round out the backcourt for 2012, it’s possible that Smith-Rivera was a little bit lower on the priority list than he was a few years ago when the Hoosiers initially began recruiting him.
Filed to: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera