Report: Duke’s Austin Rivers To Enter NBA Draft

by March 23, 2012

According to multiple reports, Duke freshman guard Austin Rivers will skip his final three years of college eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. CBS Sports‘ Jeff Goodman first reported Rivers’ decision this morning: “Austin Rivers is leaving Duke after just one season. The 6-foot-3 freshman will sign with an agent and forgo his remaining eligibly, multiple sources told Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, averaged 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists this past season in Durham. Rivers, according to multiple NBA executives, is expected to be a lottery pick in June’s NBA Draft. The Blue Devils could also lose junior forward Mason Plumlee early. Plumlee has yet to make a decision, but is expected to do so next week. Duke was upset in the round of 64 in the NCAA tournament last week to Lehigh. Rivers scored 19 points in the loss.”