2012 NBA Draft – Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers – Duke, Guard (Fr.)
2011-2012 Statistics: 15.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.1 apg
Strengths: An assertive scorer who can get into the lane virtually at will. Can really handle the basketball. Has extended range out to the NBA three-point line. Comes from a great basketball pedigree.
Weaknesses: A tweener who lacks point guard skills and ideal size for a shooting guard. Turnover prone at times. There are concerns about how well he’ll be able to defend either guard position. Misses too many free throws.
Projection: Mid first round
NBA Comparison: Jason Terry/Monta Ellis