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Austin Rivers

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New Orleans Pelicans

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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 69 games (four starts) for the New Orleans Pelicans in his second NBA season, averaged 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks in 19.4 minutes... Recorded 18 points and eight assists 4/16 vs. HOU. Scored eight points in 14 minutes before being ejected for fighting 4/14 vs. OKC. Scored a season high 20 points on a career high 24 field goal attempts and grabbed a career high 10 rebounds to notch the first double-double of his career 4/12 at HOU. Played a season high 40 minutes in his first start of the year 4/11 at OKC. Grabbed a season high 7 rebounds, which also tied a career high 4/9 vs. PHX. Tied a career high with nine assists 3/31 vs. SAC. Scored 16 points while taking a career high 18 field goals 3/29 at SAS. Scored in double-figures for the 20th time this season with 12 points off the bench in a win 3/28 vs. UTA. Scored 10 points off the bench 3/19 vs. TOR. Dished out a career high nine assists while scoring 14 points 3/12 vs. MEM. Scored 13 points 3/9 vs. DEN, marking the 15th time this season he has scored in double-digits. Chipped in 12 points on five-of-eight shooting to lead the Pelicans bench, and also recorded a career high with four steals in a victory 3/4 at LAL. Played 30 minutes for the second straight night while racking up a season high 19 points on 7-of-fourteen shooting. Played a season high 30 minutes 2/28 at PHX. Recorded his 11th career blocked shot, tying his career high, 2/24 vs. LAC. Poured in 14 points on 6-10 from the field 2/19 vs. NYK. Set a career high in FTA 2/10 at TOR. Tied a season high in assists with five 2/9 at BKN. Notched a season high six rebounds 2/5 vs. ATL. Tied a season high in assists with five 2/3 vs. SAS. Notched a career high in FGA with 15, en route to 15 points 1/24 at DET. Chipped in 12 points off the bench 1/21 vs. SAC. Tied a career high with three steals 1/20 at MEM. Set a career high with three offensive rebounds 1/15 vs. HOU. Had his most productive game of the season 12/15 at DEN, setting season highs in points (17), minutes (22), and 3FGM (2). Tied a career high in steals with three 12/11 vs. DET. Scored 10 points 11/25 at SAS. Recorded a season high in assists with four 11/20 vs. UTA. Gathered a season high 12 points in just seven minutes of action 11/16 vs. PHI. Tallied season high in assists with three 11/13 at UTA. Saw his most action 11/12 at LAL recording season highs in minutes played, points, and assists. Scored three points in 13 min in season debut 11/1 at ORL. DNP-CD – 12 times. DND – 3/26 vs. LAC – Illness.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 Season: Averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game in 61 games played his rookie season (including 26 starts). Led the team in points twice and assists once...Poured in 10 pts on 5-6 FG and two rebounds vs. LAL on 3/6... Made the start on 2/11 at DET, scoring seven points...Poured in nine points and grabbed two rebounds at LAL 1/29...Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds on 12/22 vs. IND...Made a career-high nine field goals and five three-pointers to record his best point total of his career (27) on 12/14 vs. MIN...Recorded a career-high in minutes played (38) on 12/12 at OKC...Finished with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists 12/11 vs. WAS...Scored a career-high 15 points on 7-13 shooting on 12/7 vs. MEM... Tied a career-high, grabbing four defensive rebounds on 12/3 vs. MIL...Tied a career-high with five field goals and 14 points in the 11/26 win at LAC... Scored a career-high 14 points, shooting 5-10 from the field on 11/20 vs. NYK...Recorded double-digits for the first time this season 11/14 at HOU with 10 points, while adding three rebounds, two assists and one steal...Scored nine points while adding three rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block 11/3 at CHI...Totaled seven points, two assists and one rebound on opening night 10/31 vs. SAS. Missed final 20 games of the season due to a fractured right hand suffered on 3/6 vs. LAL.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
Averaged a team-high 15.5 points to join Johnny Dawkins (1983) and Bill Sapp (1945) as the only freshmen to lead Duke in scoring…became just the seventh freshman in ACC history to collect First Team all-conference recognition…in the Duke freshman record books, ranks in the top five in seven categories: points (527, 3rd); points per game (15.5, 3rd); free throws (121, 1st) and attempts (184, 1st), three-pointers (58, 5th), double-figure scoring games (30, t-3rd) and 20-point games (eighth, t-5th)…a First Team All-ACC selection and NABC Third Team All-American…scored 20 or more points eight times…recorded double-digit points in 30 of 34 games…finished with 19 points, four rebounds and one assist in first round NCAA Tournament loss to Lehigh…posted a season-high 29 points and hit game-winning three-pointer to top No. 5 UNC, 85-84, on the road…shot 9-of-16 from the field, including 6-of-10 from three-point range, and added five rebounds…also notched 23 points in overtime win over Virginia Tech, converting 11-of-17 free throws…collected 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting against the Hokies earlier in the year…registered 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting in a road loss to No. 2 Ohio State…posted 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting vs. Washington in 25 minutes of action…contributed 20 points and season-high nine rebounds in 43 minutes during an overtime loss to Miami (FL)…Scored 15 points to go along with season-highs of six assists and three steals 11/12 vs. Presbyterian.

PERSONAL:
Four-year letter winner 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...led Winter Park High to a 28-5 record with averages of 29.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals as a senior...earned National Player of the Year honors by Naismith, Morgan Wootten, Parade, USA Today and MaxPreps...named 2011 Gatorade Florida Player of theYear....played in the 2011 McDonald’s All-America game, leading the West with 14 points.

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Height: 6'4''/ 1.93m
Weight: 200 lbs./ 90.7 kg
Born: August 01, 1992
From: Duke University
Draft: 1st Round (10th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2012 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/USA

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