How refreshing is it to see one of the nations very best commit and not do so on ESPN or Skype? Well, that’s what Austin Rivers did when he called the Blue Devils to tell them it’s time to get this done. Austin Rivers will be a Duke Blue Devil next season and he joins Marshall Plumlee. Michael Gbinije and Tyler Adams in what will surely be one of the highest ranked recruiting classes in the country. We’ve remained confident that Rivers would be a Blue Devil since last July, but all fans wanted so badly for it to be official and now it is.
Rivers is the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and rated by many as the top player in his class. He has all the tools to play at every level in basketball and his annoucment that he will comer to Durham is grand reason for Duke fans to be excited. Rivers decided to cancel visits to Kansas and Duke’s arch rival North Carolina and Duke fans can give him a warm welcome at Countdown to Craziness on October the 15th where some tickets still remain.
BDN Premium will have more on his decision coming, so stay tuned to BDN for the latest on Duke’s most recent blue chip prospect signing.