Hoyas' D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera changes mind, will stay in school

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Georgetown junior D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera has changed his mind and will remain at school instead of declaring for the 2015 NBA draft, Scout.com reported Tuesday. 

Smith-Rivera averaged 16.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Hoyas this season. His averages were down slightly from his output during his sophomore season. 

Georgetown finished the 2014-15 season with a 21-11 record, finishing 12-6 in Big East play. The Hoyas made the 2015 NCAA tournament after missing the Big Dance in 2014. They lost in the Round of 32 to Utah

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On Mar. 31, Georgetown coach John Thompson III said Smith-Rivera would forego his senior season and declare for the 2015 NBA draft.

Smith-Rivera's departure would have marked the fifth notable player leaving the team. Georgetown will lose seniors Josh Smith, Mikael Hopkins, Jabril Trawick and Aaron Bowen to graduation. 

- Will Green

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