Saturday, April 30, 2011

Duke's Irving signs with agent

Former Duke point guard Kyrie Irving has signed with agent Jeff Wechsler of 24/7 Sports, Duke spokesman Matt Plizga said Saturday in a text message.

Irving announced April 6 that he was going to enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, ending his college eligibility. He is projected as a top-three pick overall in the draft despite missing 26 of Duke’s 37 games last season with a toe injury.

A 6-foot-2 native of West Orange, N.J., Irving averaged 17.5 points and 4.3 assists per game last season as a freshman.

Ken Tysiac