Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is a well known athlete in the NBA. I know my posts are supposed to be about unknowns but Kyrie is my favorite player and I wanted to post one about him. He is a 6'2" point guard who was born in Melborne, Australia, and moved to New Jersey when he was 2. His mom died when he was 4 and his dad who played basketball in Australia had to take care of him along with Kyrie's aunts. He went to high school in Montclair Kimberly Academy his freshman and sophmore years.

His junior and senior years were spent at St.Patrick High School in Elizabeth, NJ. He went to college for one year at Duke university where he only played 11 games and entered the draft. He was drafted by the Cleavland Caveliers with the number one overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He immediately made an impact and he won rookie of the year as well as getting the MVP at the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. This 2012 season he averages 23 points per and about 6 assists per game. He won the three point contest and made his first all star appearance. Kyrie Irving has a bright future in the NBA, with his jump shooting, finishing, passing and defensive skills.

1 comment:

  1. Your knowledge of basketball is evident in your posts. Keep up the good work! --RW