Irving Returns To School To Take Classes During Lockout

Wednesday October 26th, 2011

The NBA’s top overall pick, Kyrie Irving, has returned to Duke University to continue his education while the league continues its labor dispute, reports CBS.

Irving, 19, left Duke for the NBA after playing just one year with the Blue Devils. The point guard, however, promised his father when he made the decision to leave school that he would work to earn his college degree within five years of his departure. With no end in sight for the NBA lockout, Irving decided to take the opportunity to start living up to his promise. Irving was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in June’s NBA Draft after playing in just 11 games for Duke last season. Despite a foot injury that kept him sidelined for much of the year, Irving still managed to average 17.5 points and 4.3 assists per game, while shooting over 50% from the floor.

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