Nation's Top Guard Makes Pick

Austin Rivers, said he wanted to take some official visits before announcing his decision. He changed his mind and committed on Thursday.

Just as Austin Rivers was set to take a couple of official visits the 6-foot-4 guard ended his recruitment.

On Friday, Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, was set to travel to North Carolina for an official visit. Just a day prior to the visit Mike Krzyzewski scored a major verbal commitment from the top ranked guard.

"I didn't want to drag this thing out longer," Rivers told "I didn't want it to grow where I was comparing Duke and North Carolina and Kansas. I just knew I wanted to go to Duke. I didn't see a point in dragging this out any longer."

"It's kind of a been a confusing recruiting process," he added. "I just did what was best for me. I think Duke is the right fit for me. I trust the coaches and the coaching staff there. I just really feel like I would do well in that situation."

Rivers, who is ranked No. 3 overall in the class of 2011, committed to Duke over Kansas and North Carolina. Rivers was also scheduled to visit Kansas, but he canceled both trips.

"They were just honest with what they see me doing," he said about Duke. "They loved me. That was something I was looking for, a school that loved me and cared about me and wanted to make me better."

Rivers, who had been rumored to be a Duke lean since decommitting from Florida, joins five-star wing Michael Gbinije and four-star big men Marshall Plumlee and Tyler Adams to make up Duke's current 2011 recruiting class.

The Winter Park (Fla.) High standout averaged 23.9 points a game during his junior season and lead Winter Park to their first-ever state championship.

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