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Hornets select Duke's Austin Rivers 10th overall

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB/AP) -

The Hornets have added a guard with the 10th overall pick in the 2012  NBA draft. Duke Freshman Austin Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is an explosive guard who can create his own shot and get the rim.

The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 15.5 points per game and 2.1 assist per game in his freshman year. Rivers lead the Blue Devils to a 27-7 record. 

The Hornets hope that Rivers can provide some depth off the bench and some scoring. He is a versatile player who played point guard at Duke and maybe asked to do the same for the Hornets as well, along with playing his natural position as a shooting guard.

Rivers joins top overall pick Anthony Davis in the Hornets' 2012 draft class. 

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