2019 - 2020 NORTH CAROLINA
GIRLS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SANIYA
RIVERS
GUARD
EUGENE ASHLEY HS
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
25.0
POINTS PER GAME
11.8
REBOUNDS PER GAME
6.4
STEALS PER GAME
4.3
ASSISTS PER GAME
“Saniya Rivers is a special, special player. She recognizes whatever her team needs and she provides it. If they need her to score or need her to distribute or need her to play defense—she just makes everybody better.”
Ray Nobles
Head Coach Head coach at South Brunswick High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-junior guard had led Screaming Eagles to a 25-4 record and the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state tournament at the time of her selection. The state’s returning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Rivers averaged 25.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 6.4 steals and 4.3 assists through 29 games. The Mideastern Conference Player of the Year, she is a two-time All-State selection and is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2021 by ESPN.

Academic Achievement


Rivers has maintained a 3.25 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of her school’s leadership academy, Rivers has volunteered locally on behalf of an aquarium.