Posted May 19, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Kyrie Irving to skip NBA Draft Combine


Duke phenon freshman, projected #1 draft pick, Kyrie Irving, will miss the NBA Draft Combine. He will take the physical tests, but believes it not necessary to go through the on-court tests and drills. Read the excerpt, links courtesy espn:

CHICAGO — The agent for Duke star point guard Kyrie Irving said the presumed No. 1 draft pick will get medical tests at the NBA combine but is skipping the on-court tests and drills.

Irving has been working out for two hours every day, said agent Jeffrey Wechsler.

Irving likely will be selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the draft lottery Tuesday and will pick first.

Wechsler said Irving has no injury issues, is focused on “getting in the best shape possible,” and planning on visiting teams before the June 23 draft.

Irving played in just 11 games as a freshman with the Blue Devils. He was sidelined for most of the season with a toe injury before returning for the NCAA tournament.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press