He was one of the top rated high school basketball players in the class of 2011, being rated as high as No. On September 30, 2010, Rivers committed to Duke University.
Rivers gained national recognition after making a game winning 3-pointer against Duke rival North Carolina in 2012.
Rivers was named to the All- State 1st Team from 2004 to 2006 and the Team Florida High Performance Team, and was an FACA Senior All-Star Selection in 2006. She is the first athlete in the history of Winter Park High School to have her jersey retired.
During her sophomore year, Rivers was the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Player of the Year and runner-up for 2005 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball.
As a junior she was again the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Player of the Year and 2006 Gatorade Florida High School Player of the Year and was named to 2006 Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine second-team All-America team.
As the stage performance gained further popularity, Reubens took the character to motion picture with Pee-wee's Big Adventure in 1985, toning down the adult innuendo for the appeal of children.
This paved the way for Pee-wee's Playhouse, an Emmy Award-winning children's series that ran on CBS from 1986 to 1991.
Reubens decided to play a guy that everyone immediately knew would never make it as a comic, partly because Reubens couldn't remember jokes in real life – he had trouble remembering punch lines and couldn't properly piece information in sequential order.
Pee-wee Herman was born that night, his distinctive guttural, "Ha Ha," followed by a low, "Heh Heh Heh," laugh became the character's catch phrase, as did his insult comeback, "I know you are, but what am I?He is best known for his two television series and film series during the 1980s.The childlike Pee-wee Herman character developed as a stage act that quickly led to an HBO special in 1981.Rivers led Winter Park High School to back-to-back Florida 6A state championships in 20.He also played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for the Team USA, and was a Mc Donald's All-American.All three played or are currently playing basketball: Jeremiah was a member of the Maine Red Claws, while Austin is currently a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers, and Spencer played point guard for UC Irvine.