April 11, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore D.J. Rivera has requested and been granted his release from the Saint Joseph's men's basketball program to transfer to another institution.
"It has always been the trademark of our program to do what's best for each individual, and we granted his request," said coach Phil Martelli.
Rivera, a 6-1 guard from Philadelphia (Neumann-Goretti H.S.), saw action in 13 games this season after sitting out the first semester to concentrate on academics. He averaged 4.4 points per game this season, and 5.9 in his freshman year.