The Hype Machine: Believe it or not?

Originally Published: November 24, 2011
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

The Hype Machine doesn't take holiday breaks. So it will have to take a plate to go this year as we discuss the current buzz on the national college basketball scene. Chew on this:

• Austin Rivers is overrated

DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE: He's the son of a former NBA point guard turned head coach. He was a top-3 prospect in his class on Recruiting Nation's ESPNU 100. Game-changer. One-and-done. Immediate star.

All of these assumptions preceded the start of his collegiate ...

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