Duke Basketball: 5 Reasons Austin Rivers Would Be Wise to Stay Another Year

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Duke Basketball: 5 Reasons Austin Rivers Would Be Wise to Stay Another Year
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Austin Rivers should stay at least another year.

Being the No. 1 recruit in the country last year according to Rivals.com, Austin Rivers had huge amounts of hype around him.

Scouts had him as NBA ready, but NBA rules prohibits high school players to immediately enter the draft. He decided to take his talents to Durham, North Carolina and play for Coach Krzyzewski.

He was going to have to try and fill the shoes of another "diaper dandy" as Dick Vitale calls them in Kyrie Irving. From all accounts, it seemed like he was going to be the most celebrated shooting guard since J.J. Reddick suited up for the Blue Devils.

However, as the season progressed through December, January and into February, it has become evident that Austin Rivers' game still has some work to be done.

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