Young Austin Rivers is the nations top rated prospect in the class of 2011 and he signed his Letter of Intent to attend Duke University less than a day ago. The Blue Devil Nation chatted with Rivers about his decision early Wednesday morning and he recapped what’s next for him in the coming months. The future Duke star talked of many things including, Coaches K and Collins, Kyrie Irving, Quinn Cook, the ESPNU special on Duke, Doc and the Celtics, his high school team and future matchups with Michael Gilchrist and well, you get the picture, we went in depth with Rivers BDN style.
In Austin’s own words from the interview conducted yesterday -
I have officially signed and sent my Letter of Intent to Duke University. I made my commitment to Duke and never though about going back on it and all I want to do is play for Duke right now.
Talk to me a bit about your pending high school basketball season …
This coming Tuesday we play like an exhibition game. I do have high expectations, maybe more than what some people might think, but that’s just me. I really feel like we can for sure win state again and possibly get back to the national championship. The only thing we lack this year is size, but we’re pretty athletic even if we don’t look it. I think we’ll be pretty good and we are ranked top five or ten with ESPN.
My understanding is that your team has some big TV games scheduled …
We play on ESPN in the City of Palms if we make it to the semi final and ESPNU, we play against Micheal Gilchrist whose team comes to Winter Park. And I think we will play Milton on New Years Day and I think that game will be picked up as well and maybe when we go to Wisconsin to play Adonis Thomas high school team. Our third game is against Mt. Vernon Academy who was in the national championship last year, so we start out with two pre season games. I don’t expect us to have a perfect season with the schedule we have, but we want to win state and have a good record.
We’ve talked several times in the past, but in catching up with you is there anything you’ve been working on with concerns to your game since our last conversation?
Yeah, I’ve got a pretty
Sorry, but you must become a premium subscriber to view the rest of this post.
Join now by visiting the PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP link at the top of the page, where you can learn more about the benefits of a Blue Devil Nation Premium membership.