Saniya Rivers Biography

Saniya Rivers is player no 22, playing for NC State Wolfpack Women’sWomen’s Basketball. Her position is guard, and she competed in NCAA Division I. 

Early Life

Saniya Rivers was born in 2002 and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is the youngest of four children born to her parents. Saniya has not publicly mentioned any details about her childhood memories and her sibling’s name. Her mother’s name is Dee Tooney Rivers, and she played for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Her father’s name is Jimmy Donnell Rivers, and he played for Elon College and Hoggard High School. Saniya has a step-sister named Nanna Rivers. Regarding her education, she attended Laney High School and graduated in 2021 from Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and Richland County, USA. Later, she transferred to North Carolina State University, North Carolina. 


Saniya Rivers began playing when she was four. In fifth grade, she started playing AAU tournaments and getting noticed. She spent her first and second years at Laney High School. Later, She began playing as a guard for Ashley’s Varsity Basketball team. As a junior, she recorded 25-5 in 2019 and has state rank #23 and national rank #1031.

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She appeared in 29 games and set 4.2 APG, 11.7 APG, 5.3 SPG, and 48% (FG%) as a junior (2019-2020). As a senior, she recorded 15-2; her state rank was #45 in 2020. She appeared in 17 games and averaged 34.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, 6.1 steals, 54% (FG%), and 5.8 assists as a senior (2020-2021).  She committed to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks women’s basketball team (only for one season) in May. 

  • Season 2021-2022: She played as a freshman in 27 games. She averaged 2.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, 24.5% (FG%), and 1.4 assists in 12.9 minutes per game.

She then joined NC State University in the summer of 2022. She is committed to playing for the NC State Wolfpack women’s basketball team and was trained by coach Dawn Staley. 

  • Season 2022-2023: She played in 31 games and made 12 game starts as a sophomore. During the season, she had an average and a career-best 8.6 points, 1.8 steals, 2.9 assists, 43.9% (FG%), and 5.2 rebounds in 28.1 minutes of action per game.
  • Season 2023-2024: She played all 34 games as a junior. During the season, she had an average of 12.7 points, 3.8 assists, 38.7% (FG%), 2.2 steals, and 6.2 rebounds in 35.2 minutes of action per game.
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Awards and Honors

  • She earned the title of “Gatorade National Player of the Year” in 2021, alongside being selected as a McDonald’s All-American in the same year.
  • ESPN ranked her as the second-best guard and the third-best overall player in the class of 2021.
  • She was the ACC Sixth Player of the Year as a sophomore for season 2022-2023. 
  • She was named Associated Press (AP) All-America Honorable Mention for the 2023-24 season.

Saniya Rivers Biography

Real Name Saniya Rivers
Birth Date 2002
Age (as of 2024) 22 Years
Birth Place Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Profession Basketball Players
College University of South Carolina
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds – 165 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Jimmy Rivers
Mother Dee Toon Rivers

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend? None

Personal Life

Saniya Rivers is single as of March 2024. She is currently concentrating on her basketball career. She prefers to spend her time with close college friends and family members. 

Social Media

Saniya Rivers is active on social media platforms. She has verified her Instagram account with the username @niyaa.rivers44. She has 23.8k followers and 15 posts on her Instagram page. She has 5925 followers on her Twitter account @Ihoop___22. She has verified her profile on MaxPreps. She has only 25 followers on the MaxPreps platform. 

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Saniya Rivers Net Worth

Saniya Rivers is an NC State Wolfpack Women’s Basketball player. She has deals with Adidas and promotes Rivalry shoes on Instagram. She has dreams and is on her way to doing something better in life. 

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