Panathinaikos announced the deal with Rivers

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Aris Barkas

24/Jul/16 12:05

Panathinaikos BC announced officially today its agreement with K. C. Rivers for the next two years (1+1)

By Eurohoops team/

Panathinaikos BC announced officially today its agreement with K. C. Rivers for the next two years (1+1).

Kelvin Creswell “K. C.” Rivers (born March 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward position.

Rivers attended high school at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. While there he helped his team capture two USA Today national high school basketball championships. In those two years his team’s record was a combined 72-2. He holds Oak Hill’s record for most three-point field goals in a game with 15!

He played college basketball at Clemson University seeing action in 102 games and averaged 14.2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds a game in his four years at Clemson.

In August 2009, he signed with AB Latina of the Italian Legadue Basket, second-tier league and in December 2009 he signed with Benetton Treviso of the Lega Basket Serie A for the remainder of the season.

On June 30, 2010, he signed a contract with Chorale Roanne of the French LNB Pro A for the 2010–11 season. In January 2011, he returned to Italy and signed with Virtus Bologna for the rest of the season.

On July 29, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia. On May 30, 2012, he signed a two-year deal with another Russian team BC Khimki. In July 2013, he parted ways with Khimki.

In November 2013, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. In 47 games, he averaged 15.8 points and 4 rebounds per game during the 2013–14 season.

On August 7, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Real Madrid. In 2014–15 season, Real Madrid continued its successes in the Euroleague from the previous seasons, advancing to the Euroleague Final Four for the third straight time. In the semifinal game against Fenerbahçe Ülker, Rivers helped his team securing third straight final game, scoring 17 points on 5 from 6 shooting from the three-point line, in a 96–87 win. Real Madrid eventually won the Euroleague championship after defeating Olympiacos in the final game with 78–59. Real Madrid eventually finished the season winning the Spanish League championship, after 3–0 score in the final series against Barcelona. With that trophy, they have won the triple crown.

On September 8, 2015, Rivers signed a one-year contract with the German club Bayern Munich. On December 22, 2015, he left Bayern and returned to his former club Real Madrid for the rest of the season.