Kyrie is an American professional basketball player, born on 23rd March 1992 in Melbourne. Kyrie moved to the United States at very young age and carries a dual citizenship of Australia and the US.
Kyrie Irving Early Life
Irving grew up in West Orange in New Jersey. He used to go to his father’s adult-league for Bulleen Boomers, thus gaining interest in playing basketball.
Standing 6.2 foot tall, Kyrie went to Duke University in North Carolina to play college basketball. At Duke, he was coached by Mike Krzyzewski. During his eighth game of the first year, he has suffered a severe injury in his right foot. He was out for the rest of the season until it was revealed that he would come off the bench and last few games in their tournament game. In his last game for Duke, he scored 28 points against Arizona.
Kyrie Irving Professional Career
Kyrie Irving was selected by Cleveland Cavaliers as their number one pick in the 2011 NBA Draft despite playing very few games in college. In 10 of his first 23 games with Cavaliers, he had scored more than 20 points.
As a rookie, he was selected to the Rising Stars Challenge where he scored 34 points and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was named the NBA Rookie of the Month twice. He was part of the team that won the NBA Championships in 2015-16.
In 2017, Irving moved to Boston Celtics and helped the team win 16 back to back games.
Kyrie Irving Stats
While at Duke, Kyrie averaged 17.5 points per game. He had a 0.529 field goal percentage. Kyrie has been very impressive in his rookie season. Now in the pros, he is averaging 18.6 points per game, 5.2 assists per game, and 3.5 rebounds per game. He has a 0.483 field goal percentage.
Kyrie Irving Achievements
Kyrie Irving has won several awards throughout his career. He was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ as well as ‘All-Rookie First team’ the year 2012. His biggest achievements came in year 2016. He helped his team win the NBA championship as well as the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in the same year.