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#0 Austin Rivers
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
City/State: Winter Park, Fla.
High School: Winter Park
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Austin Rivers Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 08/09/2011
High School
  • Four-year letterwinner at Winter Park High School under head coach David Bailey ... led the team to a 109-18 record in his career and finished second in Central Florida high school history with 2,957 points
  • Played for the West team in the McDonald's All-America game ... led the team in scoring with 14 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists
  • Finished with 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals to help the East team defeat the West, 113-109, in the Jordan Brand Classic game
  • Named the Naismith Player of the Year and Morgan Wootten Player of the Year as a senior
  • Also earned Parade, USA Today and MaxPreps National Player of the Year honors in 2011
  • Named the 2011 Gatorade Florida Player of the Year
  • Scored 25 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out four assists and had four steals to lead Winter Park to a second consecutive Florida Class 6A title in 2011
  • Led the team to a 28-5 record with averages of 29.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior ... scored a season-high 46 points in Winter Park's first game of the year
  • Exploded for 42 points on 16-of-25 shooting in Winter Park's 76-64 win over Dwyer (Fla.) at the 2011 City of Palms Classic
  • Co-MVP of the 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24 all-star contest after posting 15 points, four rebounds and four assists ... joining in the game by future Duke teammates Quinn Cook, Michael Gbinije and Alex Murphy
  • Second team Parade All-America and third team USA Today All-America in 2010
  • Named the 2010 National Junior Player of the Year by ESPN Rise and MaxPreps.com
  • Tabbed the 2010 All-Central Florida and Orange County Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel
  • Also earned Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Player of the Year honors and finished second in the Florida Mr. Basketball voting in 2010
  • Led Winter Park to a 29-5 record and the Florida Class 6A state crown, the school's first; as a junior ... started all 34 games and averaged 23.9 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 1.7 apg.
  • Scored 45 points on 15-of-24 shooting, including 4-of-7 from three, in a 75-60 win over St. Benedict's in the semifinals of the 2010 City of Palms Tournament
  • Hit six straight three-point field goals and finished with 41 points in an 83-60 win over Winter Springs
  • Dropped 41 points against future NBA lottery pick Brandon Knight and Pine Crest in Winter Park's 87-76 win on Feb. 6, 2010
  • Tallied 37 points on 15-of-26 shooting and added 11 rebounds and four assists as Winter Park handed Christ School [N.C.] an 82-72 loss in the first round of the 2010 ESPN RISE National High School Invitational ... led his team to the semifinals of the tournament
  • Guided his high school team to a 29-6 record and a third place finish in the 2009 Florida Class 6A Tournament as a sophomore
  • Averaged 23.3 points per game and scored a City of Palms Tournament record 47 points
  • Earned MaxPreps All-America honors in 2009
  • Averaged 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a freshman ... helped the team to a 20-2 record
  • A three-time all-state and all-conference selection
  • Helped USA South/West to a 2-1 record at the 2009 Nike Global Challenge ... averaged 10.0 points per game, while making eight three-point field goals
  • Rated No. 2 overall by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index
  • Ranked No. 1 in the 2011 recruiting class by Rivals ... listed No. 2 overall by ESPNU and Scout
  • Played AAU basketball with Each 1, Teach 1 ... led the team to the championship at the 2010 Super Showcase and a runner-up finish at the 2009 Super Showcase ... also won an AAU team title at the 2008 Boo Williams Tournament
USA Basketball
  • Scored a game-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, to lead the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team to a 92-80 win over the World Select team in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit
  • Led the 2010 USA U18 National Team to a 5-0 record and the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • Started all five games and averaged team-bests of 20.2 ppg. and 2.0 spg. .. shot a blistering 21-of-35 (.600) from three-point range during the tournament, including hitting his first nine 3-point attempts in the USA's 122-89 victory over Canada
  • Ranked among the tournament leaders in scoring (third), field goal percentage (fourth), steals (t-fifth), three-point percentage (third) and three-point field goals (second)
  • Established an all-time USA U18 National Team record with 35 points in the win over Canada
  • Was joined on the 2010 USA U18 team be former Blue Devil Kyrie Irving and Duke teammate Josh Hairston.
Personal
  • Born Austin James Rivers on Aug. 1, 1992 in Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Son of Kristin and Glenn 'Doc' Rivers
  • Has two brothers, Jeremiah and Spencer, and one sister, Callie
  • Father, Doc, is the head coach of the Boston Celtics ... he played in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks (1983-91), Los Angeles Clippers (1991-92), New York Knicks (1992-94) and San Antonio Spurs (1994-96) ... he was also the head coach of the Orlando Magic from 1999-2004 ... Doc was an NBA All-Star in 1988 and received NBA Coach of the Year honors in 2000 ... he also won two silver medals and one bronze medal playing for three USA Basketball teams, including the silver-medal winning 1982 USA World Championship Team when he was named tournament MVP
  • Doc played in the 1980 McDonald's game as a Proviso East senior ...the Riverses are the second father-son tandem to make the McDonald's game, joining Milt Wagner (1981) and Dajuan Wagner (2001)
  • Older brother, Jeremiah, played college basketball at Georgetown and Indiana ... he was also a member of the 2005 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival Red Team that won the bronze medal
  • Sister, Callie, is a professional volleyball player in Puerto Rico ... she was a member of the Florida volleyball team from 2007-10, earning AVCA honorable mention All-America, AVCA All-South Region and first team All-SEC honors in 2010 ... she was also a second team academic all-district selection in 2008 and a member of the 2007 SEC All-Freshman team.
  • Post-basketball ambitions include becoming a sports broadcaster ... lists Reggie Miller, Jason Williams and Dick Vitale as his favorite announcers
  • Favorite players are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams
  • Favorite team is the Boston Celtics
  • Favorite non-basketball Olympian is Usain Bolt
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