High School: Ashley (Wilmington, NC)
Recruiting Status: 12 finalists (see below)
Notes: Attended Laney HS (Wilmington, NC) as a freshman and sophomore.
Recruiting Summary for Saniya Rivers
August 31, 2019: announced her top 12 schools: UConn, Duke, Florida State, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina State, UNC Wilmington, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee
Saniya Rivers to transfer to Ashley next fall (Wilmington StarNews, 5/16/2019)
The 5-foot-10 sophomore is coming off a historic season with Laney after averaging 24.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 4.5 assists and 2.9 blocks per game. She was named Player of the Year by the StarNews, Mideastern Conference and N.C. Basketball Coaches Association. The Buccaneers went 28-2 and reached the fourth round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A Playoffs.
Bold moves from North Carolina prospect Saniya Rivers (espnW, 6/6/2019)
Rivers comes from a family of talented players. Both of her parents played college basketball: 6-3 Jimmy Donnell Rivers at Elon and 5-11 Dee Dee Toon Rivers at UNC Wilmington. Saniya’s step-sister is 5-8 Nanna Rivers, 36, who played at NC State before competing as a pro overseas. She is now a college basketball referee for the ACC and other games.
One of the top players in the country had things cooking this weekend. She is now hitting the three with consistency and is silky smooth getting to the rack. She is a player that can truly dominate a game. Defensively she is a nightmare because of her quickness and length. She continually ripped point guards and guards, and is a triple double threat every time she steps on the court.