Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to be Team USA Candidate

Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is presented with the three-point contest trophy after the 2013 NBA three-point contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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 Ohio.com, 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.

@VytisLasaitis

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving

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