Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kyrie Irving has two schools in mind for official visits.
“Duke and Indiana are definite officials I’m gonna see,” Irving said Tuesday by text.
Irving first made the comments to Dave Telep of Scout.
Irving has said he plans to take all five officials, meaning three would be left for the group that includes Kentucky, Georgia Tech, UConn, Notre Dame, Virginia, Texas A&M and Seton Hall.
The 6-foot-1 Irving just returned from Oregon, where he was named MVP of the Nike Global Challenge. He averaged 21.3 points and 4.3 assists at the event
“I was down in Orlando with him and he’s really taken it to another level since then,” said St. Patrick assistant coach Rae Miller.
Irving is taking a much needed day off from hoops on Tuesday, seeing a Broadway show in Manhattan, according to his Twitter feed.
“This is the only time I actually get to relax,” he wrote.
Irving, who plans on majoring in journalism in college, will play in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 event Aug. 21 in Harlem’s famed Rucker Park.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.