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Kyrie Irving Has Arrived

Kyrie Irving Has Arrived - If Mike Krzyzewski were carving a Mount Rushmore of his best point guards, he'd take the chisel and nick out the faces of Tommy Amaker, Bobby Hurley and Jason Williams, players so good they proved themselves unique as soon as they set foot on the Duke campus.

Seven games into a season full of the promise of magic, Krzyzewski is reaching for his tools again.

The fourth face hasn't quite earned his way onto the mountain, but he is climbing there rapidly.

If November belonged to Kemba, Kyrie took first dibs on December.

Kyrie Irving dropped 31 on sixth-ranked Michigan State, overpowering a veteran Spartans backcourt and outshining his own All-American teammates. The 31 points rank second behind only J.J. Redick in the all-time freshman scoring records at Duke and left the Cameron Crazies oohing, aahing and chanting their hero's name after the No. 1 Blue Devils ousted a feisty Michigan State team 84-79.

As another star freshman -- the one named to the preseason All-American team and even as the early player of the year pick by some publications -- struggles just eight miles down the road, the natural question hovers over Tobacco Road: Did all those prognosticators pick the wrong state of North Carolina freshman?

No one at Duke is biting on the inevitable comparisons between Irving and Harrison Barnes, but suffice it to say those on the Durham sign of the line are happy with the freshman they've got.

Kyrie Irving Has Arrived

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