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NBA Draft: Kyrie Irving Set To Enter Draft.

Duke point guard, Kyrie Irving has decided to enter the 2011 NBA draft.

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"This was a special year for me. I love everything about Duke and I’m going to miss it" "Duke has a special place in my heart. Even though I’m leaving this year, Duke will always be in my mind and my heart. I’m going to miss putting on that No. 1 jersey."

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Numerous players have been hesitant to hire an agent and declare for the NBA draft with a possible NBA lockout looming. However, this was a pretty easy decision for Irving as he is projected to be the number one overall pick.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.