Top 2010 target Kyrie Irving will take at least two official visits during the coming months, to Indiana and Duke.
Indiana put on the full-court press for the point guard out of New Jersey during July, often sending two or three coaches to his games.
Irving took an unofficial visit to Indiana in May, when his AAU team played in the Adidas May Classic. He spoke very well of Indiana after that visit, and some thought a commitment was coming.
Irving backed off that talk when I saw in early July, at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio.
“They’re the same as every other school,” Irving said. “I listed them as my favorite, but I think it was kind of early. Everybody is just balanced.”
He did say at that time that he would not be afraid to commit during an official visit.
“It just depends on the feeling I get when I go on that official visit,” Irving said. “If it is the school for me, I am going to commit.”
Scout.com lists Irving as the No. 2 point guard in the country, and No. 7 overall. Rivals.com has him at No. 14 overall, No. 4 at the point guard position.
Landing Irving would definitely make the class of 2010 a success for Tom Crean, and also help Crean with the class of 2011. The unquestioned No. 1, Michael Gilchrist, told me in July he would like to follow his high school teammate Irving to whatever college they choose.
Gilchrist is crazy talented — he’s a 15-year-old Kevin Garnett.
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