DURHAM, N.C. - Kyrie Irving is one of 24 players nationally chosen to compete in the 33rd Annual McDonald's All-American game which will be held on Wednesday, March 31 in the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Irving is a 6'3" guard from West Orange, N.J. who attends St. Patrick High School and has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Duke next season. Irving becomes Duke's 52nd McDonald's All-American. All 52 have come during Mike Krzyzewski's tenure as he has had one in every recruiting class since 1994 and in all but three since Johnny Dawkins became the first in 1982. Of the 51 previous players to play in the game, Bobby Hurley (1989), J.J. Redick (2002) and Josh McRoberts (2005) have all been named game MVP's while six players have won the three-point shootout competition and two have won the dunk contest.
Along with playing in the game, Irving will visit the Ronald McDonald House of Columbus with the other players selected to see how the game impacts the local community. Proceeds from the 2010 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Millions of dollars have been raised since the first Game was played in 1978.
The 2010 game will be televised live on ESPN and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.