Austin Rivers

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Full Name Austin Rivers
Age 28 Years Old
Nick Name Rivers
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date August 1st, 1992
Birth Place Santa Monica, California

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About Austin Rivers

A professional basketball player who is playing for the current team, Houston Rockets of the NBA is named for Austin Rivers. His playing position is both; point guard and shooting guard. He became the first player in NBA history to play for his father, coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers on 16th January 2015. Starting off his career from Winter Park High School, he has reached a great height in his career. He led Winter Park High School to back-to-back Florida 6A state championships in 2010 and 2011. He has played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for Team USA and was a McDonald's All-American as well. He earned the Naismith Prep Player of the Year and Florida Mr. Basketball his senior year at Winter Park High School. He committed to Duke University on 30th September 2010 and achieved national recognition after making a game-winning 3-pointer against Duke rival North Carolina in 2012. Being drafted with the 10th pick in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans), he was traded to the Clippers, traded to the Wizards in June 2018, and finally joined and playing for Rockets since December 2018. He was named Austin after former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Austin Carr, while his middle name, James, is in honor of his great-uncle Jim Brewer.

Recent in the news, he exploded for a career-high 41 points en route to a Houston Rockets victory on Sunday (9th August 2020). The win clinched the Southwest Division title for Houston. He proved himself right with his career-high 41-point performance in the Houston Rockets' 129-112 win on Sunday over the Sacramento Kings. "You continue to tell yourself, 'You can do this, you can do this, you can do this, you can do this,' for nights like this," said Rivers. His 41-point explosion was pretty much unexpected given his average of 8.4 points per game. As he reached the 40-point mark, his teammates-including James Harden-looked and cheered on. The Rockets will be heading to the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. While experts claim that the Mike D’Antoni-coached squad has fallen into mid-tier status this season, the Rockets are a dark horse team in the eyes of some. The Rockets will face the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, followed by the Indiana Pacers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Rivers connected on 14-of-20 shots (70% FG) from the field, including 6-of-11 (54.5%) on 3-pointers. The 27-year-old also had six rebounds and four assists, and his energy helped flip an early 13-point lead for the Kings (29-41) into an eventual rout by the Rockets (44-25). 

Austin Rivers erupts for career-high 41 points with Russell Westbrook out

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Austin Rivers is famous for being the player for Houston Rockets and best known for being the first player in NBA history to play for his father, coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers on 16th January 2015.

On 1st August 1992, Austin Rivers was born with the birth name/real name of Austin James Rivers. His birthplace/hometown is in Santa Monica, California, in the USA. He was born to his parents as the son of Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and Kristen Rivers (nee Campion). He also has three siblings; an older brother named Jeremiah who played basketball for Georgetown and Indiana and later joined the Maine Red Claws; older sister, Callie who played volleyball for the University of Florida and is married to his former Duke teammate Seth Curry and his younger brother, Spencer, is a guard who currently plays for UC Irvine. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is American-African. His race is White and he is Christian by religion. As of his education, he went to attend Winter Park High School and Duke University. His Zodiac sign is Leo. As of 2020, he celebrated his 28th birthday. 

Austin Rivers with his parents and siblings

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Austin Rivers is a very handsome person with athletic body build. He has got a tall height of 1.91 m or 6 ft 3 in with a balanced bodyweight of 91 Kg or 200 lb. His eye color and hair color, both are brown. 

Austin Rivers's Basketball Career

  • Beginning his basketball career since his high school, Austin led Winter Park High School to the school's first state title in a 76-57 win against Dr. Phillips High School in the 6A state championship during the year 2010 where he made 23 points. 
  • Moreover, he was a part of the gold medal-winning team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in June 2010 by scoring 35 points. 
  • He was named to the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game on 5th August 2010 and was also named co-MVP after he had 25 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
  • After his high school, he committed to Duke University on 30th September 2010. 
  • He was also an All-American and All-State honoree and played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for Team USA. 
  • He played in Duke's exhibition games in China and Dubai during an international tour in August 2011 as a freshman. 
  • He scored 18 points on 8-19 shooting and led Duke to a 77-64 victory against the China men's national basketball team.
  • He scored 16 points, including 10 in the second quarter, on an array of impressive drives in the Dubai nation game in his team's 86-66 victory.
  • His college career ended in the "Round of 64" of the NCAA tournament, when Duke lost to Lehigh University on 16th March 2012. 
  • He announced for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility on 26th March 2012. 
  • Austin Rivers's professional career began when he was chosen by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th overall pick the 2012 NBA draft and signed his rookie scale contract with the Hornets on 24th July 2012. 
  • After three days of signing with the Hornets, he underwent successful surgery to clean up bone spurs in his right ankle and made his NBA debut in the Hornets' season opener against the San Antonio Spurs on 31st October 2012 where he scored 7 points on 1-of-9 shooting in a 99-95 loss as a starter. 
  • He then scored a then career-high 27 points in a 113-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on 14th December and he averaged 6.2 points on 37% shooting from the field and 33% from three-point range for his rookie season. 
  • His contract extension was made on 16th October 2013 by the Pelicans for the 2014-2015 season as their third-year team option.
  • He made season-highs in points and rebounds with 20 and 10 respectively in the Pelicans' 111-104 loss to the Houston Rockets on 12th April 2014. 
  • Later, the Pelicans declined to exercise their fourth-year team option on the Rivers' rookie scale on 24th October 2014 for the 2015-2016 season. 
  • Whereas, he scored a season-high 21 points in a 114-88 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on 20th December 2014. 

Austin Rivers against the opponent

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  • After this, he was traded to the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade on 12th January 2015. 
  • He then joined his father at the Los Angeles Clippers on 15th January and made his debut for the Clippers on 16th January becoming the first son to play for his father in an NBA game.
  • He scored a then career-high 28 points in a 129-98 win over the Sacramento Kings on 21st February. 
  • He then made a playoff career-high 25 points in the Clippers' 124-99 victory that gave them a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets on 8th May. 
  • After that, he re-signed with the Clippers on 13th July 2015. 
  • He scored a career-high 32 points in a 119-117 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on 31st March and made 21 points and eight assists against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on 29th April. 
  • Again, he re-signed with the Clippers on 8th July 2016 and scored a season-high 25 points on 7-of-10 from three-point range and 9-of-12 from the field in a 113-108 win over the Orlando Magic on 14th December 2016. 
  • He also set a new season-high with 28 points in a 115-106 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on 4th January 2017. 
  • In his 2016-2017 season, he made averaged career-highs of 12.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. 
  • He scored a season-high 30 points in a 112-106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on 3rd December 2017. 
  • He also set a new career-high with 38 points in a 115-112 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • He was later traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Marcin Gortat on 26th June 2018 and was again traded with Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Phoenix Suns for Trevor Ariza on 17th December. 
  • After being waived by the Suns the following day, he signed with the Houston Rockets on 24th December 2018. 
  • He scored a season-high 21 points in a 110-101 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on 5th January 2019. 
  • He appeared in 47 games while averaging 8.7 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.9 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game.  
  • Also, he started 13 straight games as a Rocket from December 31 to January 25, averaging 11.6 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.7 rebounds in 38.1 minutes per game.
  • He scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
  • He also made six 3-pointers as Houston improved to 4-1 at Disney on a night the Rockets played a second straight game without Russell Westbrook, who has a bruised right quadriceps.

Awards and Achievements of Austin Rivers

  • Third-team All-American - NABC (2012)
  • First-team All-ACC (2012)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • ACC All-Freshman team (2012)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2011)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2011)
  • Second-team Parade All-American (2010)
  • McDonald's All-American (2011)
  • Florida Mr. Basketball (2011)

Austin Rivers's ENGAGED to Brittany Hotard

Austin Rivers with his girlfriend, Brittany Hottard

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Austin Rivers is not married yet and he is still to get married but he is engaged to his beautiful girlfriend, Brittany Hotard. The duo is also blessed with a child. They welcomed their child, son Kayden James Rivers, on 28th August 2018. As of today, their bond is going stronger with the passage of time and they are enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Austin Rivers's Net Worth 2020

Austin Rivers is a very successful basketball player. As of 2020, the net worth of Austin Rivers is estimated to have $13 Million. He is earning a cool amount of salary from his career which is his major source of wealth. On 8th July 2016, he signed a three-year contract with Clippers worth $35,475,000 and the contract included an average annual salary of $11,825,00 and the base salary of $12,650,000. Whereas his exact salary from his current team, Houston Rockets have not been revealed yet. Without a doubt, he is satisfied with his earnings whatever he is receiving as of now.