The Hot Seat- Men's Basketball
Photos from Georgetown vs. DePaul in the first round of the Big East Tournament on March 9, 2016.
Georgetown Men's Basketball 70, No. 8/7 Xavier 88 February 20, 2016 Verizon Center | Washington, D.C.
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Xavier.
Georgetown Men's Basketball 64, Seton Hall 72 February 17, 2016 Verizon Center | Washington, D.C.
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Providence.
SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Started 32 of 33 games ... Named All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Also a second team selection for District 5 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches ... Led the team in scoring with 17.6 points per game, which ranked third in the BIG EAST Conference ... His 580 points scored were the 14th-most in a single season in Georgetown history ... He also finished second on the team in rebounding (and 18th in the league), averaging 5.0 boards per game ... In addition, he contributed 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game, which ranked ninth in the league ... He led the BIG EAST in free throw percentage (87.3%) and connected on 39.3 percent of his three-point field goals (66-of-168), which ranked seventh in the league ... His 66 three-point field goals were the seventh-most in a single season in program history ... Was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll five times last year ... Had seven games with at least 20 points ... Scored at least 30 points, twice, first with 31 points in win over St. John’s ... Recorded two double-doubles ... First was in a win over Creighton, with 18 points and a career-best 12 rebounds ... Scored a season-high 32 points and had 10 rebounds in win over West Virginia during the first round of the NIT.
FRESHMAN (2012-13): Appeared in all 32 games ... A BIG EAST All-Rookie selection ... Finished fourth on the team in scoring with 8.9 points per game ... Also grabbed 3.0 rebounds and handed out 1.4 assists ... Connected on 39 three-point field goals, second on the team ... Reached double figures in scoring 12 times ... Scored 19 points in the season opener, hitting four three-pointers ... Scored a career-high 33 points, hitting five three-pointers, against DePaul.
HIGH SCHOOL: Spent first three years of high school at North Central in Indianapolis ... Played senior year at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia ... Started at a combination guard all four years ... Rated No. 45 in the ESPN100 as a senior ... Played club for Epiece Indy Heat ... Named first team all-state and all-county as a senior, when he was named all-state player of the year ... Helped lead Oak Hill to national title with a 44-0 record as a senior ... Averaged 22 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals as a senior ... Scored 41 points in back-to-back games during semifinal and championship games at Oak Hill ... Led North Central to a state title as a sophomore, averaging 17.5 points, five rebounds and four assists.
PERSONAL: The son of Mateo and Kelana Rivera ... Has two brothers, Mateo Jr. and Rogelio ... His cousin, Kevin Grant, played basketball at the University of Southern Indiana ... Coached by Steve Smith at Oak Hill ... Enjoys soccer, swimming and golf ... Lists scoring 41 points in the national championship game as the most thrilling moment in his career ... Lists his family as the most influential people in his career ... Plans to major in business.