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Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an Australian-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He starred as point guard for Duke University as a freshman before being selected as the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving was born in Melbourne, grew up in New Jersey, and holds dual Australian/American citizenship.

Irving played for Montclair Kimberley Academy his freshman and sophomore years, where he averaged 26.5 points, 10.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.6 steals and became only the school's 2nd 1,000 point scorer, before transferring to St. Patrick.[2] While at St. Patrick High School, Irving played with Michael Gilchrist, who was widely regarded as one of the best players in the class of 2010.[3][4] On January 20, 2010, it was announced that Irving was selected to the 2010 Junior National Select Team. The team played at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, on April 10.[5] He was also selected to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game[6] and the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic, where he was named as co-mvp with Harrison Barnes.[7] In June 2010 Irving was a part of the gold medal winning team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.[8] Irving was the #2 player in the class of 2010 by Scout.com,[9] #3 player in the ESPNU 100,[10] and rated as the #4 player by Rivals.com.[11]


Irving committed to Duke on October 22, 2009, in a television broadcast on ESPNU. Irving started playing with Duke in the 2010–11 basketball season under the guidance of head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He led the team in scoring at 17.4 points per game on 53.2% shooting through the first eight games of the season. In addition, he added 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as he quickly began to make his case for NCAA Freshman of the Year.

Irving announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the 2011 NBA Draft where he was the number 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers.[12][13] He signed an agent in early May 2011.[14]


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