More on Rivers


Senior volleyball player Callie Rivers has enjoyed her time at Florida.
But she’s unsure at this point whether her younger brother, prized 2011 basketball point-guard recruit Austin Rivers, will follow in her footsteps as a UF athlete.
“Obviously, I’d love for him to come to Florida,” Callie Rivers said at UF volleyball media day. “But whatever he decides to do, and whatever my family decides is best for him, is what I want him to do.”
Austin Rivers verbally committed to Florida as a high-school freshman, but re-opened his recruitment in April. Florida remains in his top three choices with Duke and North Carolina. Recruiting analysts say that Rivers is leaning toward Duke at this point.
“I think he’s planning on taking a few more visits before he makes up his mind,” Callie Rivers said. “But he definitely still loves Florida.”
In other UF basketball news, ESPN announced its Super Tuesday college basketball lineup. Florida will appear on the network three times on Super Tuesday — Jan. 11 at Tennessee (9 p.m.), Jan. 25 at Georgia (7 p.m.) and Feb. 1 vs. Vanderbilt (9 p.m.)
The Southeastern Conference has yet to complete its full men’s basketball schedule. Florida announced its non-conference schedule earlier this month, which features games against Ohio State, Kansas State, Florida State and Xavier.


  1. Kevin;

    I really enjoy your blog. We both know that Rivers in all probability is not coming to UF. Is there anyone else that Donovan is recruiting, like one of the PGs from Canada or maybe this kid Cook from Damatha HS up here in DC. Thanks

  2. Jeez, Kevin, don’t you get tired of having your chain yanked by the Rivers family? He’s not coming to Florida. You know it, everyone knows it. That the kid and his sister and whichever other relative is willing to periodically announce with a straight face that nothing is finalized yet doesn’t change the reality.

  3. I’m not sure UF is really making an effort for Rivers anymore. Next season, we should have Boynton, Walker, Beal, Wilbekin and Rosario, who I think is Rivers’ replacement. Yes, I know Rivers is a great one, I just think the focus is on big men now.

  4. Big men…and it should be. I not saying we don’t need PG or SG but lets be honest. It all starts with the big guys. TG was a good PG but wasn’t great. We need physical big guys…thats why im sooo pumped about Patric Young!