Kyrie Irving Continues to Improve Following Rookie of the Year Campaign

Posted on November 16, 2012 by


Kyrie Irving

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Kyrie Irving is sure to be making the blue and white very proud. With his second season just under the way, Irving is fourth in the NBA in scoring at 24.3 points per game.

In his first season, Irving was unanimously named the rookie of the year. His rookie season saw him average 18.5 points, 5.4 assists, and 3,7 rebounds per game.

This is a very impressive rookie season, while doing it with injuries in the way. Irving suffered a shoulder injury towards the end of the season and his struggles continued when he broke his hand in a summer practice with team USA in Las Vegas this year.

Irving’s struggles are now long gone. He is healthy this season, and he has the stats to show for it. The Cavalier point guard has been playing a lot of minutes, which many people thought would be limited to for the start of the season.

His performance Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets was just another sample to what is in store for the rest of the season. Irving dropped 34 points to go along with his 8 assists. Despite a loss to the Nets, it definitely seems like Irving is becoming more and more unstoppable.

All of his numbers are up from his rookie season.Over the last five games, Irving has been shooting 46 percent from three-point range. He is also averaging 7.6 assists per game.

According to the National Post, Irving joked that the injuries made him better. It looks like that joke is becoming a reality. Irving is rising above expectations.

The sky is the limit for this promising superstar.

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