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Doc Rivers son Austin has serious game

Sep 3, 2010, 9:29 PM EDT

Doc Rivers son Austin is one of the top high school basketball recruits in the nation. Not in the “he could get into a mid-major but is overhyped” kind of way, but in the he crossed-over John Wall kind of way. There is a reason that Doc seriously considered taking a year off to watch him and be with him.

And the younger Rivers has not committed anywhere yet, so my man Dan Monson and Long Beach State still have a chance to get him. Technically. But really he can go anywhere he wants, play for anyone he wants. Duke. North Carolina. Kentucky. Kansas. Florida. UCLA. Boston College if he thinks dad is hanging in town for another year. Wherever he wants. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself.

  1. palani - Sep 4, 2010 at 2:39 AM

    ha, kobe fan? #24

  2. Dirk Simmons - Sep 4, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    One day Michigan State will be among the teams he mentioned.

  3. Dirk Simmons - Sep 4, 2010 at 3:53 AM

    One day Michigan State will be among the teams he mentioned.

  4. brady - Sep 4, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    Can he ball from the left side? maybe im just drunk but he went up with right hand every time…kids got skill though obviously.

  5. Cannon510 - Sep 4, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    I think you right brady. Kid never goes left. When he does go left, he goes back to his right.

  6. E - Sep 4, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Yep, he uses his right hand on his drive to the left every time. For the mad skills he’s got, I’m surprised he doesn’t appear to have that ability. He’ll develop it quick I’m sure.

  7. Caki - Sep 4, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Can’t shoot with his left true but that quick release jumpshot and running floater are things of beauty. Nice to see a player use creativity like the number of scores on drives without resorting to dunking, but makes me wonder about the ability to dunk on people. If he masters scoring with the left or at least develops the ability (most people able dribble the ball at his level with both hands usually can score with either hand around the basket) and gets strong or aggressive enough to dunk over somebody, he could be unstoppable.

  8. Superstar - Sep 5, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    Looks very similair to his brother that couldn’t make it at Georgetown, but is doing okay at Indiana.

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