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NEW YORK -- Austin Rivers will face his father, Celtics coach?Doc Rivers, in an NBA game for the first time Wednesday night, but he's hardly going into the matchup feeling confident about himself.

Entering Tuesday's New Orleans Hornets game at Philadelphia, the 6-foot-4 former Duke star has gone scoreless in four straight games.

In Sunday's 100-87 loss to the Knicks, Rivers didn't even attempt a single shot. He went scoreless and played less than four minutes.

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NEW YORK?? The best thing about the NBA lockout for Austin Rivers was that it brought him even closer to his father.

Without the Boston Celtics to coach, Doc Rivers attended his son?s first eight games at Duke, including making that, ahem, tough trip to Maui.

?My first eight games he was at every single game front and center supporting me, which is really neat,??Austin said after scoring a team-best 18 points despite fouling out in No. 5 Duke?s 86-80 win over Washington on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

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Two future Duke players and a pair of Kentucky signees showed a glimpse of the talents they will bring to their future schools at the Nike Hoop Summit.

During a 92-80 win over the World Select Team Saturday night at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., the USA was led by 20 points from Duke-bound guard?Austin Rivers.

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The McDonald's All-American team was named Thursday for the March 30 game at the United Center in Chicago (10 p.m., ESPNU).

Gene Pingatore of St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Ill. will lead the West team and Bob Cimmino of Mount Vernon (N.Y.) will serve as head coach of the East team.

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Basketball fans hoping to see a Michael Gilchrist-Austin Rivers showdown Wednesday night on ESPNU won't get their wish.

Gilchrist, the 6-foot-7 Kentucky signee, held up his end of the bargain by dropping a career-high 34 points and 13 rebounds as Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick downed Mater Dei, 71-61, in the semifinals of the City of Palms Classic in Fort Meyers, Fla.

But Duke-bound Rivers and Winter Park came up short, 63-62, to Milton (Ga.) in the other semi.

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Duke signee Austin Rivers dropped 42 points and Winter Park (10-1) beat previously undefeated Palm Beach Gardens, 76-64, in the City of Palms Classic Monday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Rivers now has 70 points in two games at the event.

"He just continues to amaze me and everybody else in the stands," Wildcats coach David Bailey told the Orlando Sentinel.

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Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick, Oak Hill (Va.) Academy and Mount Vernon all advanced to the semifinals of prestigious holiday tournaments Saturday.

St. Patrick, ranked No. 11 by USA Today, beat Chicago Whitney Young, 92-68, in the quarterfinals of the City of Palms Classic behind 37 points from Western Kentucky signee Derrick Gordon.

St. Pat's on Tuesday will face the winner of Monday's game between Mater Dei (Calif.) and Christ School (N.C.).

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The Atlanta Tip-Off Club released the Naismith Boys Watch List on Thursday and three Kentucky commits made it -- Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis. Duke signee Austin Rivers and Baylor signee Quincy Miller are also on the list.

2010 Naismith Boy?s High School Player of the Year Watch List

NameSchoolHometownCollege
Bradley BealChaminade College Prep SchoolSt. Louis, Mo.Florida
Kentavious CaldwellGreenville High SchoolGreenville, Ga.Georgia
Anthony DavisPerspectives Charter SchoolChicago, Ill.Kentucky
Michael GilchristSt. Patrick High SchoolElizabeth, N.J.Kentucky
James McAdooNorfolk ChristianNorfolk, Va.North Carolina
Quincy MillerWestchester County Day SchoolHigh Point, N.C.Baylor
LeBryan NashLincoln High SchoolDallas, TexasOklahoma State
Austin RiversWinter Park High SchoolWinter Park, Fla.Duke
Marquis TeaguePike High SchoolIndianapolis, Ind.Kentucky
Adonis ThomasMelrose High SchoolMemphis, Tenn.Memphis
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NEW YORK -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his son, Austin, hopes to team with Kyrie Irving next year at Duke.

Austin Rivers is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Winter Park (Fla.) who signed with Duke last month. If he and Irving were to play together, they could form one of the most explosive backcourts in the nation.

"Oh yeah, he's hoping to play with Kyrie," Doc said Wednesday before the Celtics-Knicks game at MSG. "That still may or may not happen, whether he's injured or not. But I'm just hoping Kyrie is back and healthy. He's a terrific player."

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Austin Rivers will play at Madison Square Garden in his first season at Duke when the Blue Devils face Michigan State Nov. 15, 2011 in the inaugural "Champions Classic."

"I'm excited, man," Rivers said by text. "It's going to be sick."

Kentucky, which will feature the blockbuster freshmen group of Michael Gilchrist, Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague and Kyle Wiltjer --? will meet Kansas the same night.

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Duke-bound guard Austin Rivers dropped 46 points in his season opener as Winter Park (Fla.) downed Monteverde, 102-92, on Friday.

The 6-foot-3 Rivers, who chose Duke after decommitting from Florida, also surpassed the 2,000-point plateau. He entered the game with 1,981 career points.

"I actually didn't know that coming in," Rivers told the Orlando Sentinel. "We were concentrated on winning this game and starting out with a bang ? But there have been a lot of great players to play at Winter Park, so it means a lot."

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Quincy Miller and Deuce Bello are back from their weekend trip to Baylor and have more visits planned.

The 6-foot-9 1/2, 190-pound Miller, the No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2011, now has a top four schools.

"I narrowed it down to four -- Baylor, Duke, Louisville and Oklahoma," Miller said Wednesday by phone.

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ESPN RISE announced the first 12 players selected to participate in the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 event. The game will be hosted at Los Angeles? Venice Beach Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28.

Adonis Thomas

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. --Mike Rosario watched Bradley Beal and Austin Rivers battle it out in the AAU Super Showcase championship game from Orlando, Fla. Tuesday night on ESPNU.

While the 6-foot-4 Beal has verbally committed to join Rosario at Florida in 2011, the 6-4 Rivers is considering Duke, Florida, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. Many expect him to land at Duke.

With Florida coach Billy Donovan among those watching courtside, Rivers scored a game-high 24 points as his Each 1 Teach 1 team beat Beal's St. Louis Eagles, 78-60, for the title.

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Austin Rivers and Bradley Beal are the first two players who have been invited to this year's Boost Mobile Elite 24 game Aug. 28 in Venice Beach, Calif., a source with knowledge told ZAGSBLOG.

The 6-foot-4 Rivers and Each 1 Teach 1 beat the 6-4 Beal and the St. Louis Eagles, 78-60, Tuesday night on ESPNU for the Orlando Super Showcase title in front of a crowd that included Billy Donovan of Florida, Roy Williams of North Carolina, former Duke star Grant Hill, Brad Stevens of Butler, Bruce Pearl of Tennessee, Anthony Grant of Alabama and Mike Anderson of Missouri.

Rivers and teammate Trevor Lacey combined for 46 points, with Rivers dropping a game-high 24 and Lacey scoring 22.

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Austin Rivers and Bradley Beal, two of the brightest stars in the Class of 2011, put their teams on their respective backs Monday and will square off Tuesday for the Super Showcase championship in Orlando, Fla.

The 6-foot-4 Rivers scored 17 of his game-high 37 points to lead Each 1 Teach 1 to a come-from-behind 76-67 victory over the Georgia Blazers in the second semifinal.

In the first one, the Florida-bound Beal dropped 36 points as the St. Louis Eagles exacted revenge on Team Takeover with an 80-76 win. Team Takeover beat E1T1 to win the Peach Jam July 15.

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Michael Gilchrist will not play in Monday's nationally televised game against Austin Rivers' team on ESPNU.

"Absolutely not," his mother, Cindy Richardson, said Sunday.

Gilchrist played his last AAU event this summer at the Peach Jam.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- There wasn't a seat to be found during tipoff of Austin Rivers' game against the Boo Williams AAU team Tuesday night at the Peach Jam.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Florida coach Billy Donovan secured prominent seats early along coaches' row so Rivers could see them.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers, Austin's father, sat against another wall.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. ? The Miami Heat added LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

The Knicks brought on Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton.

The Orlando Magic still have Dwight Howard and Vince Carter.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. ? There was a star-studded crowd on hand Monday night to watch Austin Rivers and his Each 1 Teach 1 team at the Peach Jam.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistant Chris Collins sat in the middle of the packed coaches' row, while Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, Austin's father, sat against another wall.

In the end, though, Syracuse commit Michael Carter-Williams and the Boston Area Basketball Club (BABC) spoiled the party by handing Rivers' team a 63-51 defeat in front of a charged crowd.

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