Eric Riley (born June 2 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional Basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (33rd overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft. Riley played for the Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics in five NBA seasons, averaging 3.1 points per game. Prior to this, he played for Cleveland St. Joseph High School and then collegiately at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he Redshirt (college sports)ed on the Wolverines' 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament team, and then was a key reserve on Michigan teams that reached the 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament & 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament NCAA NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. On those teams Riley, who led all reserve players in Point (basketball), Rebound (basketball) and Block (basketball). In 1991, as a sophomore, Riley led the entire Michigan team in both rebounding and blocked shots.

Riley was a member of the 1993-1994 Houston Rockets when they won their first title under Michigan alumnus Rudy Tomjanovich, though Riley was put on the injured list before the playoffs started.

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