Thomas Rivera
Thomas  Rivera


Harlem, N.Y.

High School:
Paterson Eastside

Last College:
Monroe C.C.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165



Hawks Begin Southern Swing at Savannah State

Eastern Shore has led for 77.4 percent of time in MEAC play


Hawks MEAC run comes to an end in semis

North Carolina Central, stops the Hawks for a third time, 79-49


Hawks finish regular season with win against Morgan State

The Shore will play N.C. A&T Monday at 5 p.m. in the MEAC Tourney


Hawks playing for a different result in round 2 against Howard

The Shore looks for a fifth MEAC road win


Hawks shock Hornets with late run on the road

The Shore’s 1:46 with the lead turned out to be just enough


Men's Basketball vs. N.C. A&T, MEAC First Round, 3/6/17

Down 10 with two minutes before halftime, the Hawks close strong and beat the Aggies for the third time this season, 74-67. Eastern Shore now moves onto the MEAC quarterfinals against Hampton on Thursday.


Men's Basketball vs. Morgan State, 3/2/17

In their final Hytche Center game of the season, the Hawks stage a last-minute comeback to upend the Bears 67-66.


Men's Basketball at Delaware State, 2/25/17

The Hawks only lead for 1:46 but pull off their third double-digit comeback this season to beat the Hornets 65-64.


Men's Basketball vs. N.C. A&T, 2/20/17

In a marathon Monday night, Hawks shoot 43-53 (.811) from the free throw line and outlast the Aggies 106-95 in triple overtime.


Hawks win streak snapped by Tigers

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore battled back from as many as 13 points down, took its first lead of the second half with just over 9 minutes to go and held the lead (75-74) as late as the 5:15 mark of the second half on Monday against Savannah State. But it was the Tigers (10-12, 7-2 MEAC) who came out on top 87-82.


Loss to Howard spoils MEAC home opener

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore fell behind early in its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference home opener against Howard, holding the lead just once in the first half, 6-4, and trailed by 11 at the break. The Shore fought back in the second half, but fell 74-66.


Hawks top Bulldogs for third straight win

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore got an all-around standout performance from Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) and what head coach Bobby Collins called "a total game" from his squad on Saturday in a 92-69 win against visiting South Carolina State.


Hawks gain first win against Central Penn

The Shore topped Central Penn in the team's final home game of December.


Hawks give GW all they can handle

Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) poured in 21 points -- including 14 in the second half -- and grabbed four rebounds as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (0-1) dropped a close season opener at George Washington 75-71.

2015-16: Played in 29 of 32 games and started 11... Reached double digits three times including a career-high 14 points at home against Delaware State on Feb. 27... Had 12 points and six assists at home against Central Penn on Dec. 22. ... Dished out a career-high seven assists at University of Maryland Baltimore County on Dec 31., and then againstat home against Norfolk State on Feb. 2. ...Career-high seven rebounds at Old Dominion Dec. 18. ...Finished eight in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in assists with 3.4 per game...

2014-15 (Monroe College):
Led the squad in assist-per-game (4.9)… Averaged 9.4 points-per-game… Helped the team to the NJCAA Region XV Championship.

2013-14 (Monroe College): netted 6.9 points-per-game… Dished out 3.4 assists-per-game… Shot nearly 73-percent from the charity stripe.

High School/Club: Played for Paterson Eastside H.S. … In his senior season, named Most Valuable Player (MVP)… Earned All-County and All-Defense First Team… Guided his team to a runner-up finish in the county… Averaged 14 PPG and four APG… Netted a career-high 28 points and went a perfect 5-for-5 in a game.

Personal: Nickname is Tom Mason… Born June 28, 1994 in Harlem, New York… Son of Deborah Bernard and Thomas Rivera… Has two older brothers and one younger sister… Major is Information Technology… Pre-game routine/superstition is listening to 56 nights by Future… Plans to either pursue a professional basketball career or begin a career in his studies… Hobbies outside of sports are video games and collecting basketball shoes… Favorite Boor/Author is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton… Favorite Movie is The Warriors… Personal best sports moment winning the NJCAA Regional and District Championship at Monroe College… Most influential person is his parents because of their endless support… Personal athletic goals before the season is earning All-MEAC honors and win the MEAC Championship… Personal athletic goal before graduating is winning a MEAC Title and putting UMES on the map… Mason is willing to help anyone if they are willing to help themselves.

Total 3-Point Free Throws Rebounds Scoring
Season GP-GS Min/Avg fg-fga pct fg-fga pct ft-fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast to blk stl pts avg
2015-16 29-11 636/21.9 45-127 .354 11-47 .234 32-48 .667 13 41 54 1.9 64 2 99 70 2 29 133 4.6
TOTAL 29-11 636/21.9 45-127 .354 11-47 .234 32-48 .667 13 41 54 1.9 64 2 99 70 2 29 133 4.6

Thomas Rivera drives against Howard.

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