Austin Rivers is best known for his position as a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rivers has a current estimated net worth of $8 Million.
During his career, he has played for both the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, as well as the Clippers. Rivers has an annual salary from the Los Angeles Clippers of $2.4 million.
In high school, Rivers was already making a name for himself. By 2010, he was ranked #1 by Rivals.com, while being rated as the #3 player by ESPN and Scout.com. Additionally, he set a Team USA record in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, scoring 30 points against Canada.
These successes gave him the necessary foundation for a solid career professionally. After playing for Duke University, he earned his selection by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th overall pick the 2012 NBA draft. Rivers decided to use the #25 jersey, which happened to be the same number his father wore when he was in the NBA. It was reported that, the night before, Rivers said, “I want to be like my dad, only better.” In the most recent news, Rivers was pulled from the lineup for four to six weeks to heal after breaking his hand.
While Rivers has made his own impression in the game, he actually already has roots in professional football. The parents of Austin Rivers, Doc Rivers and Kristen Rivers (née Campion), are involved as well. Doc Rivers is the current head coach for the team. Additionally, Austin’s older brother, Jeremiah, played for Georgetown and Indiana and later joined the Maine Red Claws. Austin’s older sister, Callie, played volleyball for the University of Florida and then played professionally with a Puerto Rican team. His youngest brother, Spencer, is a guard who currently plays for UC Irvine.