Austin Rivers, SG
Birthday: August 1, 1992
Birthplace: Winter Park, FL
Weight: 200 lbs
NBA Comparison: Stephen Curry
High School: Winter Park
High School Career: Rivers is currently rated as the #1 player by Rivals.com and #2 in the ESPNU 100. Scout.com rates him as the #2 player in the country. Rivers led Winter Park to the school's first state title in a 76-57 win against Dr. Phillips High School in the 6A state championship. Rivers scored 23 points in the game. In June 2010, Rivers was a part of the gold medal winning team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. He set a team USA record for an U18 event with 35 points against Canada. On August 5, 2010, Rivers was named to the 5th annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game, where he was named co-MVP. He had 25 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. On March 5, 2011, Rivers led Winter Park to back to back Florida 6A state championships with a 52-44 victory over Dr. Phillips High School. He had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals in his final high school game. Rivers was named the 2011 Naismith Prep Player of the Year on March 10, 2011. He was also an All-American and All-State Guard. He played at the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit and on the USA team.
College Career: On July 3, 2008, entering his sophomore year in high school, Rivers verbally committed to the University of Florida, though on April 8, 2010 he decided to withdraw the committal and open his recruitment again. Rivers committed to Duke on September 30, 2010.
Awards and Honors:
- 2011 James A. Naismith Award winner
- 2011 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award winner
- 2011 McDonald's All-American team selection
- 2011 Jordan Brand High School All-American team selection
- 2011 Nike Hoop Summit