With the No. 10 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Hornets selected Austin Rivers from Duke.
Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, spent just one season at Duke. It didn't go particularly well for anyone: Rivers' stock dropped based on easy-to-see holes in his game, Duke couldn't really put together momentum during the season as Rivers looked like too much of a gunner and all the effort spent recruiting him went to relative waste. In the pros, Rivers should be better. He has a pro-style game, which is usually the opposite of what works in Durham. One concern is his poor free throw shooting (65 percent); guards who can't hit their free throws rarely have consistent jumpers (See: Rajon Rondo).
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