BALL: Irving continues to impress (Part II)

Kyrie Irving impressed in today's conclusion of pool play at the AAU Nationals. Here's the rest of the story on Irving today in part II of Tuesday's wrapup from Ronald Ball.

In this contest Kyrie actually stepped up his game. He opened the game with a trey and didn't stop scoring. By quarter he went for 12 in the first, 7 in the second, 8 in the third and finished with 12 in the final quarter for a total of 39.

He made 12 of 23 overall and 5 of 8 from beyond the arch. He was perfect from the line, going 10 for 10. Throw in a pair of assists and a board to only one turnover and you have a very impressive line. Too bad his team fell to the Baltimore squad on a last second near mid court bomb from Will Barton who finished with 23 points.

Irving had the game well in hand but faltered at the end as it appeared he became tired and could not carry his team more than he did. For the day Irving went 11-11 from the line, 11-21 from two point range and 9-15 from beyond the arc with most of his misses coming late in the second game.

You get the idea that this kid can play? I'm having a hard time deciding which player at this event is my top player, Tobias Harris or Kyrie Irving. I'm not sure their is a point guard in the class I'd prefer. The UK coaching staff did have a representative in attendance in the form of John Robic.

Ronald Ball, aka "Doc," continues with his breakdown of the AAU National Pool play in Part III. Stay tuned to KSR for more.

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