Kyrie Irving Named NBA Rookie of the Year

by on May 13, 2012 · 1 comment

Kyrie Irving and Ryan Hollins: photo by Sammy Wloszczowski

Tomorrow, the last regular season individual award given out by the National Basketball Association will be presented to Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers according to an NBA insider. The 20-year old Irving, who was born in Melbourne, is the current face of the Cavaliers franchise which is still trying to overcome the loss of LeBron James in 2010.

Irving, who played one season at Duke University, averaged  18.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds for the Cavs, who finished the lockout shortened season 21 – 45, but provided the city with hope of a bright future. The story was broken on today, and he is expected to be presented with the trophy on Tuesday.

A few months ago, our own Sammy Wloszczowski had the chance to interview Kyrie about his decision to represent Australia or America in the Olympics. He ultimately chose the opportunity to work with his college coach Mike Krzyzewski again, and will play for the American national team. You can read that article here.

Congrats Kyrie! You deserve it, and we can’t wait to see what else you can accomplish in your career.