Kyrie Irving Impresses Team USA
Kyrie Irving, 20, has a politician’s poise and polish, and he left USA Basketball’s pre-Olympics summer training camp with every endorsement that mattered.
“Kyrie always impresses me,” USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “This week, he’s been who I think he is, which is one of the top guards anywhere.”
Make no mistake: this wasn’t just Duke’s legendary coach glowing about one of his former Blue Devils. When it comes to judging the next generation of USA Basketball talent, the program’s top management and current stars agreed, Irving is the clear star in waiting.
“For me, Kyrie Irving has definitely stood out more than anyone,” LeBron James told CBSSports.com. “He’s a great talent. I see him in a couple years being one of the best point guards that we have in this league. He has all the abilities that all the great point guards have in our league. Ball-handling, quickness, shooting abilty, his mind is really smart too.”