Austin Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, was named the USA TODAY's 2011 All-USA Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Rivers, a 6'4", guard from Winter Park, Florida, led Winter Park High School to its second straight Florida 6A title in his senior season, averaging 28.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and two assists. Rivers, who will attend Duke this coming fall, finished his high school career with 2,957 points.
He was also instrumental for the USA Under-18 National team in the 2010 FIBA America U19 World Championships. Rivers averaged 20.2 points and two steals, helping lead the United States to a title.
Rivers provided a quote about his father, making it known that his relationship with his father doesn't entirely revolve around basketball.
"Is actually a dude that's laid-back as far as with us in basketball. People think he's always coaching us. When he comes home, he's more concerned about my homework situation and if I've made my bed and if my room's clean. He's a normal father. People think of him as a celebrity. I don't call my dad "Doc," I call him Dad.
In addition, local high school basketball star Khem Birch was named to the USA TODAY 2011 All-USA Boys Basketball Second Team. Birch, a senior forward at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, MA, averaged 18 points 13 rebounds and six blocks this season. Birch will be attending the University of Pittsburgh next fall.