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Monday / December 4.
  • Kyrie Irving Talks Duke, Carolina & Gilchrist

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    Here’s my video interview with Duke-bound point guard Kyrie Irving of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick.

    Irving won Co-MVP honors at the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday night along with his good friend, Harrison Barnes.

    “This is like a bittersweet ending,”┬áIrving said after the game. “I’m happy to win MVP, but also I’m sad that I’m going to be leaving him. I call him my big brother and him going to North Carolina and I’m going to be at Duke, our friendship is going to continue.”

    In this interview, Kyrie talks about his future at Duke, his friendship with Barnes and his thoughts on teammate Michael Gilchrist’s commitment to Kentucky.

    Irving also said he plans to play this summer for either the U.S. or Australia in the U18 Championship. Irving was born in Australia while his father, Drederick, played pro ball there.

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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.

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