Highlights of NBA draft 11 First Pick, Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers picked a 6'2 ft point guard from Duke Blue Devils. Kyrie Andrew Irving is the third player who is drafted as no. 1 that came from Duke .
Irving committed to Duke on October 22, 2009.. Irving started playing with Duke in the 2010–11 basketball season under the guidance of head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He led the team in scoring at 17.4 points per game on 53.2% shooting through the first eight games of the season. In addition, he added 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as he quickly began to make his case for NCAA Freshman of the Year.
In Duke's 8th game of the season, Irving suffered a severe ligament injury in his right big toe that sidelined him indefinitely. His right foot was placed in a cast on December 10, 2010. The cast was removed on February 4, 2011, and Irving began rehab.
On March 17, the day before Duke played Hampton in the first round of the NCAA tournament, it was revealed that Kyrie would return for his first game since Dec. 4th. It was announced that he would come off of the bench and play limited minutes.
Duke lost to Arizona in the Sweet Sixteen. Irving scored 28 points in what turned out to be his last game for Duke.