Irving, who is rated as the nations' No. 5 overall prospect and the No. 2 point guard chose Duke over Kentucky, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, and Seton Hall. He is considered a five star recruit by Scout.com.
After watching Irving throughout his junior season, the Duke coaching staff made him a priority over the summer - breaking off recruitments of talented players such as Ray McCallum, Joe Jackson, and Brandon Knight to focus exclusively on the player that long time New Jersey high school coach and camp director Kevin Boyle believes "could be the best guard to ever come out of the state." That choice by the Duke coaching staff was not lost on Irving.
"Having them show that kind of effort was great. It was a real blessing to have them interested to the point of being at all my games this summer. I certainly noticed it."
In addition, Mike Krzyzewski and his staff went over a projected career path with their now future lead guard.
"We talked about who was going to be there and who I'd be playing with. We talked about how they see me fitting in with everyone who is going to be there. With Duke you know what you are getting. You're going to be playing on National Television more than any other program, playing in sold out arenas every time you step on the floor.
Now, Irving will turn his attention to finishing up his high school career in style before heading to Durham next summer. His goals are the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand All-Star game.