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K.C. Rivers
SG/SF - 6'5, 198lbs - 35 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Israel - Signed with Hapoel Jerusalem
  • Birthdate: 03/01/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Clemson
  • Country: USA/Guinea-Bissau
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: Dan Tobin (The Capital Associates)
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
3rd August, 2009ItalySigned a one year contract with Latina Basket.
15th December, 2009ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Benetton Treviso.
30th June, 2010FranceSigned a one year contract with Roanne.
14th January, 2011ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Virtus Bologna. Included player option for 2011/12.
14th July, 2011ItalyLeft Virtus Bologna.
29th July, 2011RussiaSigned a one year contract with Lokomotiv Kuban.
30th May, 2012RussiaSigned a two year contract with Khimky.
26th July, 2013RussiaReleased by Khimky.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a local tryout player by Reno Bighorns.
21st November, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Reno Bighorns due to injury
30th November, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Reno Bighorns.
7th August, 2014SpainSigned a one year contract with Real Madrid.
18th July, 2015SpainRe-signed by Real Madrid to a two year contract.
22nd July, 2015SpainSigning cancelled by Real Madrid.
8th September, 2015GermanySigned a one year contract with Bayern Munich.
21st December, 2015GermanyLeft Bayern Munich.
22nd December, 2015SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Real Madrid.
24th July, 2016GreeceSigned a two year contract with Panathinaikos. Included team option for 2017/18.
20th September, 2017GreeceRe-signed by Panathinaikos to a four year contract.
Career Moves
2005 - 2009Clemson (NCAA)
July 2009Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
August 2009 - December 2009Latina (Italy, Lega Due)
December 2009 - June 2010Benetton Treviso (Italy)
June 2010 - January 2011Roanne (France)
January 2011 - July 2011Virtus Bologna (Italy)
July 2011 - May 2012Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)
May 2012 - July 2013Khimki (Russia)
November 2013 - June 2014Reno Bighorns (D-League)
August 2014 - July 2015Real Madrid (Spain)
September 2015 - December 2015Bayern Munich (Germany)
December 2015 - June 2016Real Madrid (Spain)
July 2016 - presentPanathinaikos (Greece)
Articles about K.C. Rivers

December 13, 2013

K.C. Rivers - Rivers has toured Europe over the last few years, and was in the Euroleague last year with Khimky, one of the best teams in it. Yet he has eschewed that to come back to the D-League and join the Reno Bighorns in a fairly blunt attempt to get a call-up. He might, too - having expanded his game and his range since his college days, and although he is less than the ideal size for his position, he is sufficiently proven in other comparable leagues to merit an NBA call-up as a scorer and shooter.

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April 16, 2010

- K.C. Rivers

Rivers started the year in Italy's LegaDue, but did not last long. He averaged 24.5 points and 5.7 rebounds for Associazione Basket Latina, and Benetton Treviso quickly took note and signed him up. In 15 subsequent Serie A games for Benetton, Rivers has averaged 11.3 and 4.0 rebounds per game, shooting 44% from three point range.

By being called up to Serie A mid-season, Rivers became the only American rookie in the whole of Serie A. The only other one is Rivers's Benetton team mate, former USC guard Daniel Hackett, and yet Hackett does not count as an American player because he holds an Italian passport. The division is flooded with American players, but they're all veterans; the unwritten rule of the league says that players must earn their bones in other leagues before Italy will give them a chance. The same is true in Spain, where only one player in the ACB was an American rookie this year (Ahmad Nivins). So if any undrafted rookies sign in Serie A or the ACB this year, they've done all right for themselves. As has Rivers.

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