Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to be Team USA Candidate

Kyrie Irving has been exceptonal this season, carrying a mediocre Cleveland Cavaliers team on his shoulders. He has developed on his versatile skill set and made an All-Star appearance in his sophomore season.

Last summer, Irving, who was born in Melbourne, decided to sit out the Olympics, despite being invited to represent Australia. Instead, he hoped that he could one day join team USA in international competition.

According to, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo has been impressed by the 20-year-old point guard:

“You can be assured that he’ll be one of the invitees,” Colangelo said. “He’s already established himself as one of the top three or four point guards in the league.”

Irving will be invited to Las Vegas this July, where the evaluation and selection process for the 2014 FIBA World Cup will begin.

Having already established himself as one of the best point guards in the league, you can expect Irving to continue making progress next year and earn the privilege to represent team USA in the world championship.


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