Irving Scores Offers After Big Summer

Kyrie Irving put together a big summer and he's reaping the rewards, as college coaches from across the country are starting to offer him scholarships.

Prior to the summer, Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick standout Kyrie Irving aspired to become one of the best point guards in the 2010 class. Well, after a full summer on the circuit, it's safe to say his mission was accomplished.

"It was a great summer," Irving said. "It was just a good experience. We played against the best and beat the best. It was just great."

"We had a goal before AAU season and I think we accomplished it," he said. "I wanted to really get my name out there and show the world what I'm about."

As the summer went on, Irving, who played with the New Jersey Roadrunners on the AAU circuit, began hearing from more and more interested schools. Now, he holds offers from a number of high major programs.

"[Schools have] pretty much been all over me," he said when asked about his recruitment. "It's a good experience, but it's all new to me, so I'm just taking it all in and trying to do my best."

He said he's received interest from Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, St. John's, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Duke, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Villanova, Syracuse, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Among the schools that have already offered are Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John's, Villanova, Kansas State, Texas A&M, St. Joseph, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-1 guard has already take unofficial visits to St. Joe's, Texas A&M, Rutgers and Seton Hall. At this time he doesn't have any other visits set up.

"I think I'm going to weigh my options and look for the right school for me," Irving said. "I'm just going to take it day by day and pick the right school for me."

"I don't really have any favorites, but I'm open to everything."


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