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Austin Rivers will take an unofficial visit to UCLA on Monday, according to his AAU coach, Therion Joseph.
The 6-foot-3 Rivers will be out in Los Angeles with his AAU team, Each 1 Teach 1, competing in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.
“I’m taking him on Monday,” Joseph said. “We’re already going to be out there. We’re playing in the Nike Basketball League.”
Rivers is a rising senior at Winter Park (Fla.) High and ranks as the No. 2 shooting guard in the Class of 2011.
He verbally committed to Florida but Joseph recently said Duke “would be the leader” now.
Rivers also plans to visit North Carolina and Texas this summer. He will trip to Texas for two days after the USA U18 tryouts in San Antonio June 17-25.
The North Carolina visit has not been set.
The NBA Finals begin June 3 and Rivers could opt to stay in Los Angeles after the UCLA visit if the Celtics are playing the Lakers. His father, Doc Rivers, coaches the Celtics, who are up 3-1 in their series with Orlando.
“He might stay with his mother,” Joseph said. “It depends on how the Celtics do. But they’ve got to get there first.”
**In related news, 6-10 freshmen twins David and Travis Wearare headed to UCLA after announcing their transfer from North Carolina.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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