Kyrie Irving Named #1 Pick of NBA Draft Joins Historic Hoop Group Alumni

Kyrie Irving

It’s not so long ago that Kyrie Irving pounded basketballs on the pavement in the Pocono Mountains at Hoop Group Skills camp, the longest running summer basketball camp in the United States.

Kyrie Irving will join the long list of Hoop Group Alumni to go on to play in the NBA. Last season there were 128 players who were Hoop Group Alumni in the NBA. This year’s draft 23 players (1/2 of the North American Players) players have been apart of Hoop Group and 7 of the first 14 players selected.

“Kyrie was one of the nicest kids to ever come through Hoop Group events. Since we first met him in the fall of freshman year in high school he’s been an outstanding individual and has proven to all how dedication and hard work in the sport that you love can take you to the highest of all pinnacles in that sport. We at Hoop Group wish him the best of luck and know he will be the same person ten years from now that he was on that bright fall day when we first met him.” Steve Keller, National Recruiting Report

Irving competed in a Top 100 clinic the fall after his freshman season. Since then he’s attended Hoop Group Skills, Kevin Boyle Point Guard Camp, and Hoop Group Elite Camps regularly up until his freshman year at Duke.

“The ultimate sign of Kyrie’s meteoric rise through the basketball world is how he wasn’t the #1 overall pick in the 2008 Session 1 Hoop Group Elite camp but went on to become the #1 pick in the NBA draft. Dreams really do come true!” Chad Babel Hoop Group Elite Director.

Congratulations to Kyrie Irving and the rest of the Hoop Group Alumni for fulfilling their dreams to make it to the NBA. We all wish them continued success in reaching their new goals.

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Chris SingletonWashington WizardsFlorida StateCherokee GA
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