DURHAM, N.C. -- Freshman Kyrie Irving sat down with GoDuke.com to discuss his toe injury, his new role on the team and how he has become a stronger person since the injury.
In only eight games, Irving is averaging 17.4 points per game, 1.5 steals, 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds, shooting 53 percent from the floor and 45 percent from three and 89 percent from the free throw line. His name was being brought up in the discussion for National Player of the Year Honors prior to the injury.
The freshman star has not played since Dec. 4 against Butler. Irving scored 21 points in that contest and the Blue Devils defeated the Bulldogs in a rematch of last season's National Championship contest, 82-70.