Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rivers makes successful Duke debut in China

KUNSHAN, China – Highly recruited freshman guard Austin Rivers didn’t disappoint in his Duke debut.
Rivers, who’s considered to be one of the top freshmen in the nation, led the Blue Devils with 18 points and five assists in a 77-64 exhibition win over the Chinese Olympic Team. He shot 8-for-15 from the field.

"I felt very comfortable from the start of the game," Rivers said.  "We got off to a little bit of a slow start but in the second half we came out and played well. We are excited about the way we played especially in the second half and looking forward to getting out there to continue to develop.”

Junior forward Ryan Kelly added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who held the home team in check with a solid defensive effort. China shot just 20-for-61 from the field and committed 19 turnovers.

Junior guards Andre Dawkins (15 points) and Seth Curry (13 points) combined for seven 3-pointers.
Duan Jiangpeng scored 19 points and made five 3-pointers for China, and Wang Zhelin scored 18 points with eight rebounds.

Duke will play the Chinese Olympic Team on Thursday in Shanghai and again Tuesday in Beijing as its exhibition tour continues.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rivers is a star, we all know that. Looking for Kelly to make a big jump in production this year.

Anonymous said...

Its China's junior national Team not their Olympic team.... Dook lead by 6 at half...

HeelzRule said...

Dumb dookies. They will be completely average again this year. Always over-hyped and under deliver. Coach Rat boy is a fraud and will never be anything in life.

GO DOOK said...

Whatever HeelzSTOOL, Austin "Gonna Make it Rain so Much it Creates" Rivers is going to drop 40 on them tarholes this year.

HeelzRule said...

Whatever GOD OOK - so the score would be 120 to 40. You have one decent player...beyond that you need ol' Bugs Bunny aka Ryan Kelly to contribute. That's trouble!

Anonymous said...

It was their U-23 team that consisted of two 7 footers and another 6-9 player. I'd say what Duke did was pretty impressive seeing as they are integrating 5 new players and have only had 10 practices versus a team that has been playing together for years. Any Tarheel that thinks UNC will have it easy with Duke this year better think again.

GO DOOK said...

I assume you mean it would be 120-40 with Duke winning? How will them Holes stop those 3 Plumlee monsters in the middle, and Ryan Kelly is pretty much Keith Van Horn reincarnated, but bigger and more athletic. GOOOO DOOOOK

Anonymous said...

That is why NOBODY likes UNC...you have a smarta comment to say about everything...We could bring up the fact that your teams need tutuors to stay enrolled, but we dont'...we could say that your university cheats to compete, but we don't...I don't care if Duke played New Zealand youth girls league..the fact is that they are playing and will be really, really good when season starts...and will win 30 again, be a #1 seed as usual...and push for yet another championship...Go DUKE!

Anonymous said...

Nolan smith was a beast and you have to admit Barnes is that same beast X2......

Anonymous said...

Let UNCheat hate...they're resentful because their school/athletic department is in shambles.

Oh, and Duke has whipped them 4 out of the last 5.

Anonymous said...

Storm the court Heels! Storm the court

MichaelProcton said...

Yeah, "completely average." That's how you sit in the #1 spot in the nation most of the year.

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Host Pay Per Head said...

hey I wanted to thank Anonymous (the number second) because I had doubts about if it was China's junior national team or the Olympic team, and he cleared it out, so thanks dude! :D

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