2018 Mass Prep Stars Boys Public Player of the Year: Alex Rivera ‘18 - Lowell
Lowell High School guard Alex Rivera ’18 is our 2017-2018 Mass Prep Stars Boys Basketball Public School Player of the Year.
Rivera was an offensive machine for Lowell the past two seasons and has starred for the Raiders, along with the Rivals Basketball Club on the AAU circuit
From getting to the rim at ease to pulling up with a defender in his face, every shot Rivera took had a good chance of going in. This senior season Rivera also broke the Lowell High School boys basketball scoring, finishing his storied HS career with 1,587 points.
The UMass Lowell commit also finished first in Lowell boys basketball history for the most career 3-pointers made in a season, most 3-pointers made all-time, and most career games played.
This season Rivera averaged 25 points per game, six assists per game and six rebounds per game while helping lead Lowell to the D1 Quarterfinals and Sectional Semifinals.
We featured Rivera last season, as he broke out and became a local star. Check out that feature here.
Also, check out some highlights from local videographers below and check out the Q&A from LWProductions' Wayne Gethers to get to know more about Alex.
Q: Who's been the biggest influence on you in life so far?
A: My mom, she helps me through everything!
Q: What are you going to study in college?
A: I’m not really sure, but probably business
Q: What schools offered you?
A: UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst, Jacksonville & more
Q: Why did you choose UMass Lowell?
A: Hometown baby! I also wanted to play as a freshman and I really liked the Coaching staff a lot.
Q: AAU teams played on growing up?
A: I played for NE Storm & then for the Rivals.
Q: Why was Rivals the right fit for you?
A: Fun play style and guys that love and feel the same way about all that I do.
Q: Favorite pre-game song?
A: Fall Thru by Meek Mill
Q: Any pre-game rituals?
Q: Best basketball moments of your life so far?
A: Last year's close game against Cambridge.
Q: Lebron or Kobe?
Q: Favorite Food?
Q: Favorite movie?
A: The Flash
Q: Favorite NFL team?
Q: Favorite NBA team?
Q: What do you want to do after college?
A: Play pro basketball
Q: Why didn’t you go prep?
A: Prep school isn’t for everyone. I was already getting offers while in Public school and I liked UMass Lowell a lot. I always dreamed of going there. This is my chance to do that.
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