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Biography

Background

DRAFT:
Selected by the Cavaliers in the first round (1st overall pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft.


PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Played in 51 games (all starts)….averaged 18.5 points on .469 shooting, 3.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.5 minutes per game…also shot .399 from three-point range and .872 from the free throw line…among rookies, ranked first in points per game and free throw percentage and second in three-point percentage and assists per game…ranked fourth in the NBA and first among rookies in points per fourth quarter at 6.4 points per game (min. 35 games)…ranked second in the NBA and first among rookies in points per fourth quarter inside the final three minutes of games at 3.2 per game…joined Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson and LeBron James as the only No.1 overall draft picks to average 18.0 points and 5.0 assists…became one of six rookies in league history to average 18.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steal and .450 shooting from the field, along with Alvan Adams, Magic Johnson, Grant Hill and Tyreke Evans…by finishing the season averaging at least 18.0 points and shooting .399 from three-point range, joined Larry Bird as the only rookies in NBA history to accomplish this feat…became the fourth rookie in league history to average 18.0 points and shoot at least .860 from the free throw line, joining Rick Barry, Kevin Durant and O.J. Mayo…participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend, scoring 34 points, including shooting 8-8 from beyond the three-point line, to go along with a game-high nine assists and earned the game’s Most Valuable Player honor…three-time winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Month Award, for games played in December/January, February and March…in his NBA debut, scored six points while dishing out seven assists and only having one turnover against Toronto on Dec. 26, becoming the first Cav to have at least seven assists and one or fewer turnovers in their NBA debut…scored a career-high 32 points on 12-20 (.600) shooting, including 21 points in the fourth quarter (17 in the last 2:58) becoming the first rookie to score at least 21 points in any quarter since Roddy Beaubois (21 in the 2nd) of the Dallas Mavericks on Mar. 27, 2010, to go along with six rebounds in 31 minutes against New Jersey on Jan. 27…poured in 29 points on 10-19 (.526) shooting and added a career-high tying nine rebounds and nine assists in a career-high 42 minutes against Atlanta on Mar. 21… …dished out a career-high 12 assists to go along with nine points and six rebounds at Oklahoma City on Mar. 9…recorded his only double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 assists on Mar. 18 versus Atlanta… against the Bucks on Mar. 30, scored a game-high 29 points on 11-20 (.550) shooting in 32 minutes, while shooting a perfect 6-6 from three-point range to set a Cavalier rookie records for the most three-pointers made in a game, and most three-pointers made in a game without a miss to become the first rookie in the NBA to make at least six three’s in a game without a miss since Stephen Curry, who on Jan. 5, 2010 shot 6-6 for Golden State against Denver…scored 10-19 points 19 times, scored 20-29 points 25 times and scored 30 or more points once…shot .500 or better in 18 of the 26 games he scored 20 or more points…led the team in scoring 24 times, rebounds three times, assists 31 times, steals 17 times and blocks four times…missed games from Feb. 8-11 with a concussion…missed game on Mar. 31 with a right shoulder sprain…missed games from Apr. 4-17 with a contused/sprained right shoulder…was DNP-CD two times, DND eight times and NWT three times on the season…was placed on the Inactive List two times on the season.

NOTABLE:
Named 2012 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, getting 117 of a possible 120 first place votes…named MVP of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend…three-time winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Month Award, for games played in December/January, February and March…named to the NBA’s All Rookie First Team for the 2011-12 season as the team’s only unanimous selection…named to the U.S.A. Olympic Select Team on May 21, 2012.

COLLEGE CAREER:
Played one season for Duke University…played in 11 games as a freshman, sitting out 26 contests with a toe injury on his right foot…averaged 17.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game while shooting .529 (55-104) from the field, .462 (18-39) from behind the three-point line and .901 (64-71) from the free throw line…started the first eight games of the year, averaging 17.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game…injured his toe in the second half of a win vs. Butler on Dec. 4…returned to action in the NCAA Tournament and averaged 17.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in Duke’s three outings…scored a game-high 31 points to go with six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals versus No. 6 Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge early in the season, marking just the fourth time in Duke history a freshman scored 30 or more in a game…selected as CBE Classic MVP after averaging 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals in four games in November…had 17 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals in the finals versus No. 4 Kansas State…dished out nine assists against both Princeton and Colgate…in the NCAA Tournament, scored team highs of 14 points against Hampton and 28 points against Arizona in the Sweet 16 while going 9-of-15 from the field, 8-of-9 from the line and 2-of-4 from three-point range against the Wildcats.

PERSONAL:
Father, Drederick, played at Boston University from 1984-88. Drederick had his jersey retired and ranks second in BU history with 1,931 career points. He went on to play professionally for the Bulleen Boomers in Australia, where Kyrie was born and holds citizenship with along with the United States…as a high school senior, named McDonald’s All-America, First Team All-America by Parade Magazine and USA Today, and finalist for the Naismith Boy’s High School Player of the Year…earned a gold medal with the U.S. under-18 (U-18) National Team at the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship in San Antonio, averaging 13.6 points and 4.2 assists…selected MVP of the 2009 Nike Global Challenge in Portland playing for Team USA East in junior national team competition.

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Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 193 lbs./ 87.5 kg
Born: March 23, 1992
From: Duke University
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/USA

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