Austin Rivers wins Wootten Award

Originally Published: March 15, 2011
By Paul Biancardi | ESPN Recruiting

Austin Rivers, the No. 1 overall player in the Class of 2011, received the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year award as a surprise guest looked on: his father, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Austin Rivers was given the award in front of a packed crowd at the Westin Hotel in Chicago on Tuesday.

"It is a proud moment for our family," Doc Rivers said. "Watching all the work he has done and to receive such a special award is a proud feeling as parents."

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