New Jersey Guard Hopes To Play In Rumble

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides an update on the status of Kyrie Irving, the speedy guard from St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Irving has a top 10 list ...

The beat goes on for Kyrie Irving, a 6-foot-1, 165-pound lead guard from St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Possessing an eye-opening list of 10 schools from across the country, he's arrived nicely on the national scene.

"I'm looking forward to playing in the summer events," said Irving, who said he is most likely going to play in the Rumble in the Bronx held at Fordham University. The event is run by Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart.

A member of the 2010 class, national reporter Dave Telep wrote a story that his list of 10 had changed slightly. Pittsburgh was not mentioned by Irving in the last update while Kentucky was inserted into the list.

"That's the right list," said Irving. "I like the tradition of Kentucky. I want to check out as many schools as I can.'

We previously reported his thoughts on the other nine schools on the list. They are below:

INDIANA: "They have a great coaching staff and atmosphere/fan support."

NOTRE DAME: "I can make an impact right away and Coach Brey and Coach Solomon have done a great job recruiting me."

DUKE: "What gets better than Duke and Coach K recruiting you. It's a great coaching staff with Coach Collins and I have a good relationship."

SETON HALL: "It's a stay at home school. Coach Gonzalez has been recruiting me since my sophomore summer."

TEXAS A&M: "They were the first school to offer me a scholarship."

FLORIDA: "Coach Donovan showed interest last summer in Florida at the nationals. I have a good relationship with them."

MARQUETTE: "Coach They sent me my first recruiting letter. And I really like Coach Williams' attitude and how he runs the team."

MARYLAND: Coach Williams has really recruited me hard and i like the way they play."

GEORGIA TECH: Coach Hewitt is a good guy and I enjoy talking with him. I have a great relationship with him."

Irving said he is taking his time in the recruiting process. "I want to take some visits and then make my decision in the Fall. I don't want to rush anything."


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