Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Irving apparently plans Thursday announcement

It's going to be an extremely interesting week for basketball recruiting at Duke.

Kyrie Irving, a point guard who's rated among the top 10 players in the nation, said on his Twitter page that he plans to announce a commitment Thursday on ESPN-U. Irving, who attends St. Patrick High in Elizabeth, N.J., said he is choosing between Texas A&M, Duke and Kentucky.

The time of the announcement wasn't immediately clear.

If Irving commits to Duke, he could generate momentum for the Blue Devils as 6-foot-6 forward Harrison Barnes makes his official visit to campus this weekend. Irving is rated the nation's fifth-best player overall and second-best point guard (behind Brandon Knight of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) by

Barnes, who's from Ames, Iowa, is the No. 1 player in the Class of 2010 in's rankings.

Ken Tysiac

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