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Domino Effect Resulting From Kyrie Irving's Duke Commitment?

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 22:  Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils yells to his team against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 22, 2009 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Sam SwoffordContributor IOctober 22, 2009

I hope so.

I'm no journalist, and this is my first article, but I am so excited that I have to get this out.

This is what I'm thinking:

Alright, so Kyrie Irving has committed to Duke.  He is the second-best PG in the nation (I consider him the best because he is not a one and done guy - he values the education and college experience).  He has a great relationship with two other huge recruits, Harrison Barnes and Austin Rivers, through AAU play.  

Kyrie's commitment could cause a domino effect because 1: Harrison Barnes, a SF rated #1 overall, is visiting this weekend and has said he would love to play with Kyrie, "his little brother," and 2: Austin Rivers, although he already gave UF a verbal, is on the verge of reopening his recruitment for the sole purpose of opening the door for Coach K to step in and work his magic.

Austin is the son of Doc Rivers (Celtics coach) and is, as a junior, considered by some sources to be the fifth-best high school player in the country at SG. Austin also has a great relationship with Kyrie and when asked if Kyrie's decision would influence him, he answered "definitely." 


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