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Austin Rivers has the potential to be one of the deadliest scorers in this year’s draft, but questions about his defense and willingness to share the ball are concerns heading into his professional career.
An isolation scorer, Rivers averaged more turnovers than assists and struggled to finish with his left hand throughout his freshman season.
Despite having all the confidence in the world, he doesn’t have the explosive athletic ability that you’d want see out of a player with such a streaky jump shot.
While Rivers was a great scorer during his time with Duke, his shot wasn’t always as consistent as you’d expect it to be, and building around him as a lottery pick next season could be a risky move for any organization.