Laurent Rivard never seemed to be much of a trash-talker.
Maybe it’s because he’s Canadian, or maybe it’s because he’s always been a specialist on the court for the Crimson. Whatever the reason, Rivard was one of the last Harvard hoops players you’d see beating his chest after a big play.
About the closest the two-time co-captain would come to on-court braggadocio was throwing up three fingers after stroking another 3-pointer.
Which is not to say the sharpshooter from Quebec will never let people know when he’s done something he’s proud of.
Harvard held its commencement ceremonies on Thursday, and among the many graduates were Rivard and four of his Harvard hoops teammates.
— Harvard Basketball (@hoopsatharvard) May 29, 2014
Rivard, who helped the Crimson win three straight outright Ivy League titles and played in three straight NCAA tournaments to end his career, tweeted about the day after the ceremonies:
Been waiting a long time to post this picture. A Harvard degree, 4 rings, and a big smile on my face!!… http://t.co/ESYk7eO1tS
— Laurent Rivard (@crimson_0) May 29, 2014
The Crimson’s all-time leader in 3s, Rivard posted the following picture to Instagram:
The rest of his message?
Got to meet some incredible people, met@christylee101, had an unbelievable basketball at Harvard with @harvardathletics. Thanks to my family and friends who were with me from day 1!#whatdidyoudotoday?
Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.