Kyrie Irving Impresses As Member Of U.S. Select Team
Kyrie Irving didn’t disappoint in his first chance to play in front of USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.
"He's already made quite an impression, let's put it that way," Colangelo said. "He's a terrific young player. I see great things for him going forward as it relates to an NBA career and very much within USA Basketball. I think we're going to hear a great deal about him in the future."
Irving was born in Australia and publicly flirted with the idea of playing for the Aussies at the London Olympics.
"When he was making a decision as to whether or not to play for the United States or for Australia I told him that I believed he eventually will be a starting guard for the U.S. team at some time in his career and for him just to get involved with the whole process," Mike Krzyzewski said. "He's as good a player as the select team has and has shown his talents very, very well here. He's outstanding and he's a terrific, terrific young man."