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Austin Rivers, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2011, has ruled out Florida and is now considering just three schools.
After initially committing to Florida as a junior at Winter Park (Fla.), the 6-foot-3 Rivers says the Gators are now out.
“Yeah,” he said by text.
That leaves Duke, North Carolina and Kansas, all of which are involved in home visits.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams came in first, last Tuesday.
“Roy was good,” Rivers said. “We talked about what he sees me doing there and about North Carolina.”
Kansas comes in Saturday and Duke arrives on Tuesday.
Rivers hasn’t set up a date to visit KU yet, but he is set to visit North Carolina the weekend of Oct. 1 and Duke the weekend of Oct. 15.
Asked when he might wrap up the process, Rivers said, “I don’t know when I’m deciding.”
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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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