This is the eighth of ten posts revealing the ten Marquette nominees for the SBN Wisconsin Hall of Fame. These are in no particular order, except for the particular order they're in.
Today's posts come courtesy of lancheman, who's new to the site but not to the Marquette basketball scene. My sources tell me that, in real life, lancheman is actually a journalist (no foolin') and an MU alum who's old enough to remember the Al McGuire years.
After a stellar prep career at Proviso East High School in Maywood, Ill., Glenn Rivers, the son of a police officer, came to Marquette University.
Rivers played at Marquette for three seasons before entering the draft after his junior year.
In the 1982-'83 season, Rivers led the team in scoring, with a 13.2 points per game average. In 1980-'81, Rivers shot 55% for the season.
Though he only played three seasons, Rivers is the only player in the long history of Marquette basketball to record more than 1,000 points, 400 assists and 200 steals.
No. 31 led Marquette to the NCAA tournament twice and the NIT once.
As good as he was, Rivers will always be remembered for his half-court heave that defeated the University of Notre Dame, then ranked No. 5 in the country, 54-52, in 1981.
Rivers, whose number 31 was retired, ranks third all-time in steals, seventh in assists and is tied for 23rd in scoring.
Rivers played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He is now the head coach of the Boston Celtics.
He got the "Doc" nickname from then Marquette assistant coach Rick Majerus. Rivers showed up at a camp with a T-shirt that said, "Dr. J," a reference to Julius Erving. Majerus called Rivers "Doc," and the name stuck.