Austin Rivers is getting ready to face off for the first time against Duke's biggest rival: North Carolina.
Right or wrong, part of his collegiate legacy will be determined by how he plays against the Tar Heels.
Rivers comes into his initial experience against UNC averaging 15.8 ppg (on 46 percent shooting from the field; 58 percent from the line; and 33 percent from beyond the arc) over the Blue Devils' last five games.
If Rivers has a fantastic first game, it could launch him forward through the rest of his freshman season. If he flops, he could be the target of a ton of criticism and attacks.
Let's take a quick look at the first UNC game performance of five former Blue Devils' stars.