K. C. Rivers

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K.C. Rivers
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No. 4 – Real Madrid
Position Shooting guard
League Liga ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1987-03-01) March 1, 1987 (age 27)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Clemson (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009 AB Latina
2009–2010 Benetton Treviso
2010–2011 Chorale Roanne
2011 Virtus Bologna
2011–2012 Lokomotiv Kuban
2012–2013 Khimki
2013–2014 Reno Bighorns
2014–present Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2008)
  • Honorable mention All-ACC (2009)

Kelvin Creswell "K.C." Rivers (born March 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. He is the nephew of former NBA player Byron Dinkins. He is married to Courtney Graves and has one child Maiyah.

High school and college career[edit]

Rivers attended high school at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. While there he helped his team capture two USA Today national high school basketball championships. In those two years his team's record was a combined 72-2. He holds Oak Hill's record for three-point goals in a game with 15.

He played college basketball at Clemson University seeing action in 102 games while starting 55 of those games. Rivers averaged 14.2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds a game in his four years at Clemson.

Professional career[edit]

Rivers went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft. In August 2009, he signed with AB Latina of the Italian Legadue Basket.[1] In 10 games with Latina he averaged 24.5 points and 5.7 rebonds per game, and in December 2009 he signed with Benetton Treviso of the Lega Basket Serie A for the remainder of the season.[2]

On June 30, 2010, he signed with Chorale Roanne of the French LNB Pro A for the 2010–11 season.[3] In January 2011, he returned to Italy and signed with Virtus Bologna for the rest of the season.[4]

On July 29, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia.[5] On May 30, 2012, he signed a two-year deal with another Russian team BC Khimki.[6] In July 2013, he parted ways with Khimki.[7]

In November 2013, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[8] In 47 games, he averaged 15.8 points and 4 rebounds per game during the 2013–14 season.

On August 7, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Real Madrid.[9]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Khimki 24 17 26.3 .445 .364 .533 2.7 1.5 .8 .1 9.6 7.5
Career 24 17 26.3 .445 .364 .533 2.7 1.5 .8 .1 9.6 7.5

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