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Rivers ends recruitment, commits to Duke

Posted on: September 30, 2010 11:53 am
Edited on: September 30, 2010 12:04 pm
 
Austin Rivers -- a star at Winter Park High in Florida who is ranked No. 1 at Rivals.com, No. 2 at MaxPreps.com and No. 3 at Scout.com in the Class of 2011 --has verbally committed to Duke, multiple recruiting analysts (Scout.com's Evan Daniels, Rivals.com's Eric Bossi and ESPN.com's Paul Biancardi) reported Thursday morning.

"He picked Duke because of [Mike Krzyzewski] and his staff," Winter Park coach David Bailey told Biancardi. "There is a ton of tradition at Duke, and it was the best place for him from a basketball and academic standpoint."

Rivers is a 6-foot-4 guard and the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

He chose Duke over North Carolina, Kansas and Florida, where he was once committed.


Rivers' commitment to Duke leaves Adonis Thomas as MaxPreps.com's highest-rated prospect yet to announce his college decision. The 6-6 wing from Melrose High in Memphis is ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2011 and is still considering Arkansas, Florida, Memphis, Tennessee and UCLA. Thomas is visiting UCLA this weekend along with No. 12 Quinn Cook, a 6-0 point guard from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.
Comments

Since: Oct 21, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Rivers ends recruitment, commits to Duke

my man.... this isn't a rumor.  he has committed to Duke officially.



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Rivers ends recruitment, commits to Duke

Sorry to dissapoint, but Rivers is a Dukie...Check twitter its been confirmed!!



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2010 1:12 pm
 

Rivers ends recruitment, commits to Duke

Just to let you know this story is not true. He stated earlier this week as well as his father that Rivers was not going to commit until his visits are done. He has not visited Duke, N.C., or Kansas yet. I'm not saying he will not chose Duke (and God knows i do not want that) but if he and his dad said on record that they will not be picking a school til then i wouldn't put stock into any reports. How many times has a reporter said something and it turned around on them.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2010 12:54 pm
 

Rivers ends recruitment, commits to Duke

Awesome get.  Great elixir after the Harrison Barnes debacle last year. Now if anyone could just get Kyrie to stay for a few more years...



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2010 12:41 pm
 

Rivers ends recruitment, commits to Duke

Congratulations, Duke fans. Rivers is a hell of a player, a winner when it matters and a seems to be a good kid.


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