If Austin plays at Duke or several other places, he will will certainly have good players around him.
Lets see Doc is a coach and Im sure from his perspective its serving him well after his basketball life. If you could sign you kid up to mentor under any other coach who would you choose? Ummm Coach K? Bingo... Also if you wanted to make sure your kid was in good hands and was taught more than just the game but also how to become a leader what basektball coach would you choose? Ummm Coach K? Bingo... Also Rivers just mentioned that he is waiting to see who commits where and that will weigh in on his decision heavily. To me that shounds like he is waiting on Irving but could also mean Barnes.
I hope that will be the first of many Rivers family career games in Cameron.
C'mon. Anyone with a reasonable shot at an NBA contract would do fine from either Duke or that other school.
Let it go. Regardless of which "other school" is involved.
Not true some kid's end up at the wrong place and end up not being drafted at all.
his sister had a scholarship to stanford and turned it down to play ball at UF. doc was a little surprised by that move. maybe he's hoping for austin to go to a better academic school like duke. i'm trying to get a little scoop on the matter since my parents live in winter park. also, doc is a super nice guy and a class act, as mentioned above. i'd love for austin to end up at duke.
straight cash homey
I've been looking at former Rivals writer Justin Young's twitter after he talked about Irving committing, and he has something good to say about Rivers as well.
@VarandK i think Rivers was going to Duke regardless of Irving's impending decision but nevertheless, throw in Seth Curry and that's scary
Duke recruiting is in full swing. Let's hope it goes well!
Info from the Devils Den
Article in Boston Globe.
“I just thought he should look [at other schools], just to make sure,’’ Rivers says. “But that’s where he wants to go. He’s going to Florida. There’s no doubt about that. He’s committed there. He’s a Florida kid.’’
Those are old quotes from BEFORE he went to Duke. They are actually from over a month ago:
“He’s going to Florida, there’s no doubt about that. He’s committed there, he’s a Florida kid.
“I just thought he should look [at other schools] just to make sure that’s where he wants to go, but that’s where he wants to go.”
Reports are that Coach K was down in Florida to observe a workout by Austin, and that Austin himself has given the okay to Duke actively recruiting him, after an "awesome" campus visit.
Is Austin in play? If not, maybe Brad Beal becomes a stronger possibility for the Class of 2011?
The article also indicates (twice) that Austin is a top "high school senior" guard.
Kinda sloppy, Mr. Ryan.
Just maybe I'm wrong, but isn't Austin in the same situation as Andre in that he can graduate hs early? I thought that was the case but he said he was not going to do that. However he did open up his recruitment and that shows he can change his mind. Go Duke!
Also, Bob Ryan, that is just piss-poor. Is there no editor for that paper? I mean come on. He could have forwarded that article to this bulletin board and had better revisions returned to him. Too busy filling in on PTI this week. Maybe Tony Reali will sort him out in stat boy section.
Last edited by MulletMan; 10-02-2009 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Rumor mongering response
Some of Bob's previous lapses indicate he does need some supervision or followup.
We can conclude there was no particular news in this article, other than Austin Rivers is an excellent backcourt prospect, but we suspected as much.