Breaking: Austin Rivers to Duke

The Rivers will officially runneth through Durham next fall. Austin Rivers, the top ranked shooting guard prospect in the country, committed to the defending national champions on Wednesday evening.

Stone. Cold. Killer. (Photo courtesy of Jason Jordan/HighSchoolHoop.com)

According to a report from The Orlando Sentinel, Rivers informed the coaches at North Carolina and Kansas that he would not be taking official visits to their respective schools.

The news comes just one day before Austin was scheduled to take an official visit to North Carolina. I guess Coach Williams won’t be doing the ‘Soulja Roy’ this weekend. He was probably looking forward to it.

If you’ve read this site for any amount of time, you know that we’re absolutely in love with Austin’s game. Here’s what ESPN’s Paul Biancardi has to say about Rivers’ arsenal:

Rivers is a prolific scorer who exudes confidence and, more importantly, has the ability to lead his team to victory. He is a cold-blooded assassin that has the full package of offensive weapons at his disposal and plays without fear of failure. He has range out to 28-feet, uses the jab-step as well as seasoned pros, an excellent mid-range game, can finish through contact when attacking the basket and has the best NBA-level floater over the bigs of any player in the high school or college ranks.

If that doesn’t get you jacked up, I have no idea what will. Rivers joins Michael Gbinije, Marshall Plumlee and Tyler Adams as future members of Duke’s Class of 2015.

Update: Rivers confirmed the announcement via his Twitter account around 2:00pm on Thursday.

World i have decided to go to duke! Let’s go blue devils ha’Thu Sep 30 18:03:04 via Echofon

So, Crazie-Talkers, you thought last year was great? Just wait. The next three years are going to be one hell of a ride. K is loading up the uzis, folks. Let’s get ready to rumble.