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Denver Nuggets | #25 | Guard











6'4" | 200lb | 29 years

Player Bio

Austin Rivers was born in Santa Monica, California, to Doc and Kristen Rivers. His father was an NBA basketball player and has coached multiple NBA teams, including the Celtics and the Clippers. He has two brothers, Jeremiah and Spencer, both of whom played college basketball. He also has a sister, Callie, who played volleyball for the University of Florida and is married to Rivers' former Duke teammate and current NBA player, Seth Curry. Austin attended Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida. In 2010, he led his team to its first state title as a junior. Winter Park repeated as champions during Rivers' senior season, and Rivers was named the 2011 Naismith Prep Player of the Year as well as a McDonald's All-American and All-State honoree. He was also chosen as Florida's Mr. Basketball in 2011. Rivers then played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for Team USA. He won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 FIBA America U18 Championship. Learn more about Rivers by following him on Twitter (@AustinRivers25) and on Instagram (@austinjrivers). As the son of coach Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers grew up around basketball. The 6-foot-4 guard had his choice of colleges and opted for Duke to play for coach Mike Krzyzewski. Rivers and Seth Curry formed a strong scoring backcourt and the freshman scored at least 15 points in five of his first six games. The highlight of his season was a buzzer-beating three-pointer in a win over North Carolina, one in which the Blue Devils were down by 10 points with two minutes to play. He finished the game with a season-high 29 points, including six treys. On the season, Rivers averaged 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Despite scoring 19 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Blue Devils were ousted by Lehigh and C.J. McCollum. Rivers announced he would put his name in for the 2012 NBA Draft 10 days after the season ended. Rivers was drafted with the 10th pick in the NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets.