Source: Austin Rivers to Enter NBA Draft
Duke freshman guard Austin Rivers will declare for the NBA draft, sources said Friday.
He will make the formal announcement next week after spending the weekend at home in Orlando.
The Blue Devils’ staff knew in the latter part of the season that Rivers was going to leave, multiple sources with direct knowledge at Duke told ESPN.com
Rivers, son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is expected to be a first-round draft pick.
Rivers, whose memorable buzzer-beating 3-point shot over North Carolina’s Tyler Zellercatapulted the Blue Devils to a stunning 85-84 win Feb. 8, averaged 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists at Duke.