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Youngest son of Doc Rivers commits to UC Irvine

Jeff Eisenberg
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The youngest son of Doc Rivers will play college basketball close enough for the Los Angeles Clippers coach to come watch his games.

Spencer Rivers, a class of 2014 point guard from Winter Park High School in Orlando, has committed to UC Irvine, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. Rivers will be eligible to play for the Anteaters beginning next season.

It should come as no surprise that Rivers will play Division I college basketball considering the athletic feats his older brothers and sister have accomplished.

Eldest brother Jeremiah played basketball at Indiana. Middle brother Austin was the No. 1 recruit in the nation and spent one season at Duke before being selected by the New Orleans Hornets late in the lottery. And sister Callie played volleyball at Florida.

Spencer isn't quite as heralded a recruit as his siblings, but he has accomplished plenty in his own right. He averaged just a shade under 10 points and five assists per game as the starting point guard at Winter Park his senior year, helping the team to an unexpected Class 8A state championship.

The youngest Rivers brother joins a UC Irvine team coming off a Big West regular season title and an NIT bid. The Anteaters return their two leading scorers from that team as well as 7-foot-5 center Mamadou Ndiaye.

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