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Duke Men's Basketball BIO
1 Kyrie Irving

2010-11 

  • Played in 11 games with eight starts.
  • Missed 26 games due to a toe injury on his right foot.
  • Scored in double figures in all of the 11 contests he played in with three games of 20 or more and one 30-point game.
  • Dished out five or more assists in four games with nine in two contests.
  • Returned from his injury in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, scoring a team-high 14 points to go with four rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and two steals in 20 minutes off the bench against Hampton (3/18).
  • Finished with a team-high 28 points in the NCAA Sweet 16 against No. 17 Arizona (3/24).
  • Scored 31 points on 8-of-12 shooting, 2-of-3 from behind the three-point line and 13-of-16 from the free throw line against No. 6 Michigan State (12/1). His 31 points marks just the fourth time a Duke freshman has scored 30 or more in a game and is tied for the second most. The 13 free throws were a freshman record while his 16 attempts tied for the most by a freshman.
  • Also had season highs of six rebounds and two blocked shots against the Spartans.
  • Scored 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting, 3-of-6 from the three-point line and 6-of-6 from the foul line against Butler (12/4).
  • Named the CBE Classic MVP after averaging 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game in the four games.
  • Posted 17 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals in the championship game against No. 4 Kansas State (11/23). He made 7-of-7 free throws in the game.
  • Started in his first career game against Princeton (11/14) in the first game of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic, becoming the fifth point guard to start under Mike Krzyzewski as a freshman and first since Jason Williams in 1999.
  • Set a freshman record for assists in a season opener with nine assists, which also tied for the fourth highest assist total by any Duke player in a season opener. He had eight more assists than turnovers, matching a school record in a season opener held by Phil Henderson (1989) and Bobby Hurley (1992).
  • Dished out nine assists with zero turnovers while also scoring 13 points against Colgate (11/19).
  • Scored 16 points and had a season-high three steals against Oregon (11/27).
  • Notched 11 points, seven assists and two steals against Marquette (11/22) in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.

High School

  • Two-year letterwinner at St. Patrick's under head coach Kevin Boyle ... played his first two seasons at Montclair Kimberly Academy
  • 2010 McDonald's All-America ... scored 13 points to go with two rebounds, two assists and three steals in a 107-104 loss ... was 5-of-8 from the field, including 1-of-1 from behind the three-point line, for the game
  • Named Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star game ... scored a team-high 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including 2-of-4 from the three-point line, and 8-of-12 from the free throw line ... also tallied a team-high seven assists, three rebounds and one steal
  • Named first team Parade Magazine All-America ... also a USA Today All-USA first team honoree and Slam Magazine All-America
  • New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior
  • Finalist for the Naismith Boy's High School Player of the Year
  • Named New Jersey Player of the Year by The Star-Ledger in 2010
  • Averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game as a senior ... led the Celtics to a 24-3 record overall and the No. 7 ranking in the final USA Today Poll
  • Scored 30 points in an 82-45 rout of Plainfield to lead St. Patrick's to the 2010 Union County Tournament championship win
  • Finished with a game-high 24 points and added six assists in a 91-64 win over Taft at the Nike Extravaganza
  • Scored 22 points as St. Patrick captured the MaxPreps Holiday Invitational with a 66-43 win over Newark (Calif.) Memorial ... named MVP of the National Division portion of the tournament
  • Guided St. Patrick's to the New Jersey state championship and a 30-3 record as a junior ... averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game
  • Named conference Player of the Year as a senior at St. Patrick's and as a sophomore at Monclair Kimberley Academy ... four-time all-conference selection
  • Led Montclair Kimberley to its first Prep Class B state title as a sophomore ... averaged 29.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game for the season
  • Scored 15.0 points to go along with 5.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 4.0 blocks per game as a freshman
  • Scored over 2,100 points during his four-year prep career ... became the second player in school history to score at least 1,000 points at Montclair Kimberley Academy
  • Ranked tied for second by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index
  • Rated in the top five overall by Scout.com (No. 2), ESPNU 100 (No. 3) and Rivals.com (No. 4)

USA Basketball

  • Led USA Under-18 team to a 5-0 record and a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in San Antonio
  • Averaged 13.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game, while shooting over 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the foul line for the tournament
  • Scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and added six rebounds and four assists in a 114-38 win over Mexico
  • Recorded a team-high 21 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in an 81-78 win over Brazil in the gold medal game
  • Led the United States Junior National Select team to a 101-97 victory over the World Select team in the 13th Annual Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.
  • Started at guard and scored 15 points to go along with three rebounds, five assists, zero turnovers and two steals ... went 5-of-10 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line in a come-from-behind win at the Hoops Summit
  • Earned MVP honors at the 2009 Nike Global Challenge after posting 21.3 ppg. and 4.3 apg. to lead USA East to the tournament title

Personal

  • Born Kyrie Andrew Irving on March 23, 1992 in Melbourne, Australia
  • Son of Drederick and the late Elizabeth Irving
  • Father, Drederick, played at Boston University from 1984-88 ... scored 14 points in the Terriers' 85-69 loss to Duke in the opening round of the 1988 NCAA Tournament
  • Drederick had his jersey retired and ranks second in BU history with 1,931 career points ... he went on to play professionally in Australia for the Bulleen Boomers
  • Has an older sister, Asia, and a younger sister, London
  • Has dual citizenship in the United States and Australia
  • Enjoys reading and keeping a journal
  • Favorite athlete is Chris Paul
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
City/State: West Orange, N.J.
High School: St. Patrick's
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