20 - Ross Rivera
Ross Rivera
Height: 6-7
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Visalia, Calif.
High School: El Diamente HS
Previous College: College of the Sequoias
Position: F

2012-13 (Junior):
Ross played in 33 games for the Tigers, making seven starts ... Rivera started at forward for the first seven games, but came off the bench for his final 26 appearances ... He had 10 double figure scoring games for Pacific, including a season-high 17 points in Pacific's win over USF on Dec. 8. 

2011-12 (Sophomore):
Ross was an All-Big West Conference Honorable Mention selection in his sophomore season, along with being named the league's Sixth Man of the Year. He led the Tigers with 11.0 points per game overall and 13.5 points per contest in league games. His 13.5 points per contest ranked fifth in league games. Ross led the league in free throw percentage (.847), making 122 of 144 attempts. He tied for the second most free throw makes in a game (15) on Feb. 2 at UC Riverside, one of his four double-digit free throw games of the season. Scoring in double figures 17 times in the last 25 games, Ross averaged 12.4 points overall in those games. Rivera had two 20+ scoring games on the year, including a 26 point game against Cal State Northridge on Feb. 11. He scored 21 against CSUN at Northridge on Jan. 12. He came off the bench in 26 of his 29 appearances for Pacific.

College of the Sequoias:
Rivera spent his freshman season at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., and averaged 16.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in his only collegiate season ... He tallied six double-doubles on the season, scoring in double figures in all but one game of the 2010-11 season ... Ross scored a career-best 26 points three times as a freshman ... Leading College of the Sequoias to the tournament title at the Cuesta College Tournament in November, he earned Most Valuable Player honors ... He also earned First Team All-Freshman Central Valley Conference and First Team All-CVC honors.

El Diamante High School:
Ross attended El Diamante High School in his hometown of Visalia, Calif. In his senior year, he averaged 21.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. He earned All-West Yosemite League honors in 2009 from MaxPreps.com.

Personal:
Ross was born in Crescent City, Calif. and was raised in Visalia, Calif ... He is the son of Chico and LaRea Rivera and has two siblings -- Ryan and Faith ... Rivera is in his senior year at Pacific majoring in business administration ... Ross enjoys playing video games, watching television and working out when he is not playing basketball.