Incoming Duke recruit Austin Rivers hasn’t even started college and yet he’s well on his way to becoming the next hated Blue Devil.
Check out this tweet from Rivers on Monday:
“Wearing number 0 next year! My nick name is going to be subzero! Cause of number and because my moves freeze people, got ice in my veins!!”
Rivers, who wore No. 25 in high school, cannot wear the number in Durham because it is retired at Duke for Art Heyman. After some backlash on Twitter, Rivers followed up that tweet with this:
“My friend gave me the nick name and the reasons for it, I thought it was cool! Haters going to hate, I don’t see yall”
Rivers is the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and is the top ranked recruit in the nation according to Rivals.com. If you recall, he is also the same player that said last March, “I don’t want to just meet LeBron, I want to destroy him on the court one day.”
Maybe Rivers should score a college basket before he starts announcing his own nickname and talking trash.