Georgetown University announced Tuesday that guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera has submitted his name to the NBA Draft and has hired an agent. DSR, as he is commonly referred to, has been mainstay for the Hoyas program leading the school in scoring both of the past two seasons. Despite lacking ideal NBA size, DSR’s age (22) made it difficult for him to return to school forcing his hand to enter the draft. Still, his excellent shot-making ability could find him a spot on an NBA roster, however, it appears more likely that that Oak Hill product will find a future playing overseas.
“D’Vauntes has decided to enter the NBA Draft,” Head Coach John Thompson III said in the school’s press release. “He has given a great deal to this program and we will do everything we can to help him pursue his goals.”
The Junior was elected an All-Big East first team selection while averaging 16.4 points, 3.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game in just his first season as the team’s full-time point guard. It’s been since Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert that Georgetown produced a top NBA prospect as a majority of their premier players have discovered success overseas.
DSR’s decision to leave school leaves the Hoyas in a major hole with just two returning players under scholarship for a team that exited the NCAA Tournament in just the third round. Georgetown also graduates Mikael Hopkins and Jabril Trawick leaving plenty of minutes available for the developing underclassmen. Now, it’ll be up to coach Thompson III to hit the transfer market hard in order to find the necessary players to produce yet another winning team.
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