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Irving entering NBA Draft after one season

Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:54 pm
 
Duke freshman Kyrie Irving will enter the NBA Draft and forgo his final three years of college, coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday.

"Our whole program is overjoyed with having Kyrie here for one year and that he has the chance now to pursue a dream of being a high draft pick and a great player in the NBA,” Krzyzewski said. “We are totally supportive of Kyrie, his family and his decision. We look forward to continuing to work with him during the upcoming months leading to his entry into the NBA and afterwards while he is an NBA player.  He is a great young man, a terrific student, and a truly amazing representative for our program and for Duke.  We love him and are very happy for him and his family.”

Irving averaged 17.5 points and 4.3 assists per game this season.

The point guard only appeared in 11 games because of an injured toe.

He's projected by some to be the No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA Draft.
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Comments

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Irving entering NBA Draft after one season

Schollys are one year, not four years.  They are renewed after each year.  By that standard, he fullfilled his requirement to the school.



Since: Sep 23, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Irving entering NBA Draft after one season

college BBall is a joke, if the athlete is on scholarship and doesnt fullfill his four years then make him pay the school back for the time spent in college.  The NBA needs to put an age limit on the draft.



Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Irving entering NBA Draft after one season

I'll say it again. It is a great day to be a Tar Heel.


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