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Overall, Austin Rivers is a tremendous basketball player. There is no arguing that.
Rivers is at the perfect height, 6'4'', to play at either guard position. He certainly has the ball-handling ability to be a point guard at the next level, but he is going to have to learn how to not be so selfish with the ball.
When Rivers wants to be, he is a great passer, but we all know that he loves to shoot the ball, even when someone is wide-open.
Rivers could use some more bulk, which would go a long ways with his driving ability. Towards the end of the season, Rivers was capable of driving to the hoop and having a highlight reel type of finish.
If Rivers wants to be all he can be, then he will improve on defense. He is great on keeping his man in front of him, but that is when he is not being lazy.
No matter what, Rivers is one of the best shooters coming out of the draft, and he is an amazing scorer. However, there are always things that people can improve on and Rivers could certainly use some improvement on his attitude, selfishness and defense.
All in all, Rivers should make a pretty darn good NBA player.
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