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Rivers won't dwell on defeat

Junior guard's maturity showed in a heartbreaking Winter Park defeat

Originally Published: April 2, 2010
By Chris Lawlor | ESPN Recruiting

BALTIMORE -- Disappointment dripped off the tongue of Austin Rivers. A year ago, you would not have been privy to this side of the nation's No. 2 junior.

Often he would brood alone, bottling up the frustration.

There's something to be said about maturity and how it transforms a teenager into a young adult. What a difference a year makes.

Rivers, a 6-foot-4 guard from Winter Park (Fla.), was standing in the bowels of the Physical Education Complex on the campus of Coppin ...

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