Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Generals Sign Elite Forward Pablo Rivas out of Phoenix, AZ!

The Generals are pleased to announce the signing of elite forward Pablo Rivas to the 2014-15 Recruiting Class! Pablo is a 6'6" combo forward out of Phoenix, Arizona, prepping at Cesar Chavez High School and playing on the AAU Circuit for Team Zona and Coach Sal Garcia.

Pablo was one of the most decorated athletes in all of Arizona during his prep career, averaging a double-double for 3 consecutive seasons, being named to the All-Arizona team (top 5 players in the entire state) as a Junior and Senior (2nd Team), All West Valley Player of the Year as a Junior, the 2014 "Promotion Athletics All Star Game MVP" in one of the state's top all star games, and helping his team to a state Final 4 Appearance as a sophomore, and a State Title Game Appearance as a junior.

As a sophomore, Rivas averaged 14 ppg, 11 rpg, and 4 bpg on a State Final 4 Team.
As a junior, Rivas bumped his scoring up to 16ppg to go with 11 rpg on a State Title Runner-up Team and broke the school record for blocks with 172.
As a senior, Rivas averaged 18 ppg, 11rpg, 2apg, 2spg, and 3bpg for Cesar Chavez high school.

For his career, Rivas amassed school records for points (1,500+) and rebounds (900+).

Coach Smiley had this to say about Pablo: "This is a big signing for our team next year, not only because of Pablo's obvious talent, but more so because of the need on our team that he fits into and because of his intangibles. Pablo is a tremendous kid with a great motor and he's very mature and worldly for his age, moving away from his home in Panama 5 years ago to pursue his dreams in the States. He'll be able to help us both on the perimeter and on the inside if needed, and will help fill the void left by sophomores Fred Dure (Arkansas State) and Josh Adeyeye (Jacksonville U) who played a similar position. Pablo fits exactly into our vision of what this position needs to entail, and we're thrilled that he's making the commitment to become a General."

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