D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, a 6'3'', 215lb guard from the Class of 2012 is set to visit the Hilltop this weekend, according to The Recruit Scoop. Rivera hails from Indianapolis, IN and is ranked as the 25th best player and 3rd best point guard in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Highlight Reel
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ESPN had the following to say about the guard who is "built like a linebacker":
Despite his "physical limitations" Smith-Rivera is an excellent basketball player that has a full offensive package. He will definitely be an elite level recruit and college basketball player. The questions are more about his ability at the pro level. That is a few years down the road. He is skilled and talent enough to be a great college player and a possible pro...time will tell.
Here is what Indiana blog Inside the Hall had to say:
DSR is a powerful combo guard with a knack for knocking down tough shots. He excels with the ball going to the rim, where he can draw the foul and score from the line. His jumper is improving, making him a threat to score from all over the court. Smith-Rivera isn't the most explosive vertical athlete, but he has the strength to be a disruptive defender on the perimeter. He needs to improve his shooting consistency, because there's a chance he may have to play off the ball in college.
Indiana, Purdue, Ohio State, and Louisville are all showing interest as well.
The Future is Here:
Kudos on the choice of music.
Last guard we recruited who was built solid was Austin Freeman. I'll take him again in a heartbeat.