Austin Rivers just hit another three from really far away

Winter Park’s Austin Rivers, son of Doc Rivers, dropped 41 points last Thursday night in an 83-60 win in the regional quarterfinals at Winter Springs.

I would know, because I was there. And so would Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, because he was too.

This was the second time this month that I have been feet away from a basketball legend. While this wasn’t as big of a deal as MJ, it was still pretty cool staring at the profile of Coach K and watching person after person walk up to him and shake his hand.

But a bigger deal than Coach K’s presence was the performance put on by Rivers. He’s just a junior now but I think he might just be the best high school basketball player I have ever seen play in person, and that’s saying a lot.

It was a perfect atmosphere for the game. Winter Park had to go on the road after being upset in the district final. It was a big gym and was just about full with a very large and loud student section. If that wasn’t enough, the game was being televised by Brighthouse Sports Network.

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