NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28: Austin Rivers (R) of the Duke Blue Devils greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number ten overall by the New Orleans Hornets during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
After selecting Kentucky's Anthony Davis with the 1st overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft, the New Orleans Hornets used their second lottery selection to take Duke guard Austin Rivers.
Rivers is the son of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, who was in attendance. At Duke, Rivers was primarily a shooting guard, displaying minimal creative ability for teammates, but numerous reports indicate that the Hornets are planning on using him at point guard to at least some degree. To select Rivers, the Hornets passed on big man options Tyler Zeller, Meyers Leonard, and Jarred Sullinger as well as shooting guard Jeremy Lamb.