Rivera Staying Home

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Rivera Staying Home

Lowell High School and Mass Rivals guard Alex Rivera will be staying close to home for the next four years.

Rivera took to his twitter account on Tuesday to announce his verbal commitmient to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The pledge is a significant one for River Hawks' head coach Pat Duquette, not just because he's keeping a local product at home, but because Rivera earned offers all the way up to the Atlantic 10 this spring.

Rivera was one of the biggest stock-risers in New England this past spring as he averaged 15 points per game while shooting 47% from behind the three-point line during Adidas Gauntlet play. His recruitment exploded alongside his production as he added a pair of Atlantic 10 offers heading into the July evaluation period.

The 5-foot-11 guard had an equally impressive high school season as he averaged 23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and nearly 2 steals per game to lead Lowell to the Merrimack Valley Championship and the MIAA D1 North Finals.

Rivera is a scoring guard who is best known for his jump shot, and rightfully so as he can rise up to drill shots off both the catch and the dribble, but he's also capable of scoring the ball in a variety of other ways as the threat of his jumper opens up his driving game.

He becomes the third member of the Mass Rivals 2018 class to commit to a division I school joining A.J. Reeves (Providence) and David Mitchell (Brown).

Below are some of his highlights from May's Providence Jam Fest care of Mike Yagmin.