Irving played after high school for a year with Duke University. After his Freshmen season, Irving filed for the NBA Draft and was selected in the 2011 NBA Draft at position 1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Childhood and high school
Kyrie Irving was born in Melbourne. Irving has dual American and Australian citizenship. His father Drederick played basketball at Boston University in the U.S. and later professionally in Australia. At the age of two years Kyrie Irving returned with his family back to the U.S. and settled in West Orange, New Jersey. When Irving was four years old, his mother passed away, so his father had to raise him and his two sisters alone. Irving is developed on St. Patrick's High School in New Jersey for great talent. He participated in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit games of the McDonald 's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic part. In the latter he was appointed jointly with Harrison Barnes to Co - MVP. He also participated in the FIBA Americas Championship in 2010 and won in part with the United States the gold medal. He was before his first collegiate game as a future NBA players and has been performed on all Scout lists among the top 5 players in the country.
Kyrie Irving played for the Duke University under coach Mike Krzyzewski. Due to a foot injury Irving missed a large part of the season. He and his team was eliminated in the NCAA tournament in the Sweet Sixteen against the University of Arizona. Irving, scoring 28 points.
In his first and only year for the Blue Devils, he reached in 11 games 17.5 points, 4.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. He was honored as NCAA Freshman of the Year for this service.
Due to an exchange between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers during the season, the Cavaliers got the right selection of the Clippers for the NBA Draft. With a probability of 2.8% to win the first pick in the draft lottery, the Cavaliers landed the first pick.
Irving was selected first by the Cavaliers. A few minutes later they chose Tristan Thompson with another talent in fourth place.
On December 26, 2011 Irving completed his first season game for the Cavaliers. When 96:104 defeat against the Toronto Raptors, he came up with 6 points and 7 assists. Two days later, Irving was able to contribute 14 points and 7 assists for the first win of the season the Cavaliers against the Detroit Pistons. On January 27, he scored 32 points in the defeat against the New Jersey Nets a new Karrierebestwert.
During NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge Irving went to the Team Chuck. He led the team with 34 points to victory and won the award for the MVP of the game.
At the end of the regular season in which he scored 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game, he was elected to the NBA Rookie of the Year.
During the 2012/13 season Irving provided with 41 points against the New York Knicks on December 15, 2012, new Karrierebestwert on. Same succeeded with 5 steals on January 11, 2013 against the Denver Nuggets. This season, he was first elected to the NBA All-Star, in the framework program of the All-Star Game in 2013 he also won the Three-Point Contest. 2014 he was appointed as a starter in the NBA All -Star Game. Irving was appointed with 31 points and 14 assists, in the victory of his East All-Stars on the West All- Stars, the MVP of the All-Star Game.
Awards and achievements
- 2 × NBA All -Star: 2013, 2014
- All-Star Game MVP in 2014
- NBA Rookie of the Year: 2012
- NBA All- Rookie First Team: 2012
- MVP of the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge 2012
- NBA Three- Point Shootout Champion 2013
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