One of the bigger stars in Orlando during the Showcase and AAU Nationals was Duke prospect Kyrie Irving. People are still talking about his play on the New Jersey Celtics and Roadrunners teams where he dropped thirty points almost every time out. In leading his team with upset wins over the two best AAU teams all summer long, Irving ended the AAU season in style. BDN caught up with Kyrie for a one on one interview where he was obviously happy to see Coach K and the Duke staff at all of his games. Kyrie talks of friendships with other prospects, Coach K, the recruiting process and Jason Williams and his Jersey roots in yet another in depth interview from BDN Premium -
This is Mark Watson of Sports Nation Network standing here with Kyrie Irving who just had yet another 30 point game in this tournament. Your scoring average has to be around 31 ppg, but you’ve also been a giant killer in that your New Jersey Celtics team beat All Ohio Red and Team Final in back to back games. That’s quite an accomplishment! They of course, have been the two best teams on the AAU circuit all season long. Talk about your personal and team success in Orlando.
(Kyrie smiled as I was asking the question and his face showed pride from his teams play) This tournament has been great. We had two impressive wins over All Ohio Team Red and Team Final. Those were great victories especially winning them with my teammates from high school. Our chemistry on that team is far beyond any others and playing in the AAU circuit with them on the Celtics is fun and playing with the Roadrunners makes it even more enjoyable. In these tournaments I just try to go out, get my team involved and help my team to victory.
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