That's the news out of our Nation's Capital on Tuesday. Casual Hoya tweeted on Tuesday afternoon about the suspicions surrounding DSR and his plans for the future, which was later followed by a report from CSN Washington's Ben Standig citing a source that the First Team All-Big East guard would be departing for the National Basketball Association.
Not too long after that did the Hoyas officially announce Smith-Rivera's declaration.
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University junior men's basketball player D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central/Oak Hill) will forgo his final year of eligibility and will submit his name for the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft. Smith-Rivera plans to sign with an agent.
"D'Vauntes has decided to enter the NBA Draft," Head Coach John Thompson III said. "He has given a great deal to this program and we will do everything we can to help him pursue his goals."
Smith-Rivera was an All-BIG EAST First Team selection this season, in addition to being named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District II team and to the All-District 5 Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Smith-Rivera led Georgetown, and ranked fourth in the BIG EAST with 16.3 points per game. The junior guard, who had nine games this season with at least 20 points, became the 45th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career and finished his junior season ranked 18th all-time at Georgetown with 1,386 points.
Smith-Rivera also led Georgetown with 3.2 assists (10th in the BIG EAST), was third on the team with 4.2 rebounds per game and led the team with 1.6 steals per game (sixth in the BIG EAST). He was second in the league in free throw percentage (86.1 percent), ninth in three-point field goal percentage (38.7), fifth in 3-pointers made (2.3/game), fifth in assist-turnover ratio (1.9, 101 assists, 52 turnovers) and sixth in minutes played (34.4 mpg).
We wish DSR the best of luck in his future endeavors!