Jet Rivers is celebrating his rookie season with the Globetrotters this year and says being part of an organization as impactful as the world famous Trotters is a blessing.
The 6-foot-1 guard was first introduced to basketball at 4 years old and credits his uncle for introducing him to the sport.
“My uncle taught me everything I know about basketball and molded me into the person I am today. He’s my greatest role model and has always been there for me.”
As a senior in high school he earned All-State honors, All-Watchung Conference, First Team All-Union County and Frist Team All-Defense.
Jet attended Wagner College in Staten Island, where he spent the first two years in college, being coached by the sons of Hall of Fame high school coach, Bob Hurley – Dan Hurley and brother, Bobby.
At Wagner he became a two-time MVP, two-time All-NEC Selection and holds the school record for most victories for a four year class with 76 wins. Jet scored over 1,500 points during his four year career – only the 12th in the school’s history – averaging 13.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
When Jet isn’t busy playing basketball, he likes writing poetry and spending time with his family. Jet has dubbed himself the best cook on the east coast and thinks he could hold his own on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” His signature dish is buffalo chicken mac and cheese. If he could pick up any other skills, he’d like to learn to speak Spanish fluently.