Rivers chooses to transfer from Georgetown to Indiana

Updated: May 27, 2008, 4:52 PM ET
Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Georgetown guard Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, will transfer to Indiana.

Doc Rivers confirmed his son's decision Tuesday. Jeremiah will have to sit out this coming season, but then will have two years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-4 point guard played in all 34 games for Georgetown last season and averaged 2.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and one assist. He told The Indianapolis Star that the Hoyas' offense didn't showcase his talents.

Rivers said he chose Indiana over Georgia Tech and Central Florida.

It's been busy at Indiana since Tom Crean replaced Kelvin Sampson as coach. Last Thursday, Crean dismissed forward Brandon McGee from the team, leaving the Hoosiers with only three returning players for next season. McGee was kicked off the team because of academic and team violations.

McGee's dismissal came days after Crean signed 7-foot, 255-pound center Tijan Jobe from Olney Central junior college in Illinois. Jobe will be able to play for the Hoosiers this year.

Others players Crean has signed are forward Tom Pritchard and guards Verdell Jones III, Matt Roth, Devan Dumes and Nick Williams.

The only returning players remaining on the IU roster are guard Jordan Crawford, forward Kyle Taber and walk-on guard Brett Finkelmeier.


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