Cleveland picks Irving No. 1 in NBA draft
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Duke Blue Devil Kyrie Irving will be leaned on to help offset the loss of Lebron James.
June 23rd, 2011
07:40 PM ET

Cleveland picks Irving No. 1 in NBA draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday.

Irving, who averaged 17.7 points a game in his only season with the Duke Blue Devils,  is  from West Orange, New Jersey.

He played in 11 games last season, scoring in double figures each time and averaging 4.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds, before being sidelined with a toe injury.

The last time the Cavaliers had the No. 1 pick in the draft they selected Lebron James in 2003.

See Sports Illustrated for complete draft results.

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  1. deron

    Kyrie and Derrick are good players, but I don't think they would be drafted in the top 5 of most drafts. Maybe the foreign players will surprise us 5 years from now. There will be a lot of hole-filling in this draft, no franchise-changing players.

    June 23, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. big rollin mike 107st

    Same ol story cleveland my home never get a decent break . sheesh 2 lottery picks and nobody spectacular to draft ..that grey overcast sky still remains over the cities sports teams ... go cavs go tribe go browns maybe someday the sun will shine on the best location in the nation ...

    June 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ben

    Never get a break? Didn't the article say they drafted Lebron James in O3?

    June 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    I predicted that would happen! COOOOOL!

    June 24, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Big Game James

    How confident can you be in a guy who played in 11 games last year?

    June 24, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    I predict he wont play in too many more than that next season. The stars and cosmos fortell it.

    June 24, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |