- Draft Class: 2011
- College: Duke
- High School: St. Patrick’s (Elizabeth, N.J.)
- Birthdate: March 23, 1992 (Melbourne, Australia)
Selected by the Cavaliers in the first round (1st overall pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
Played in 59 games (all starts)...averaged 22.5 points on .452 shooting, 3.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.5 steals in 34.7 minutes per game...also shot .391 from three-point range and .855 from the free throw line...joined Lenny Wilkens (1972-73) as the only Cavs players to average at least 20.0 points and 5.0 assists, while shooting .800 or better from the foul line in a single season and was the only player in the Eastern Conference to put up those numbers on the season...became the fourth No. 1 overall pick in NBA history to average at least 20 points and five assists through a player’s first two seasons (Oscar Robertson, Allen Iverson and LeBron James)...his 22.5 points per game were the highest for any player age 22 or younger in 2012-13 and the most among all Eastern Conference point guards...became only the second Cavs player since 1985-86 to post five games of at least 35 points in a single season (LeBron James)...won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Jan. 21-27 after scoring at least 30 points in three straight games (40 vs. BOS on 1/22, 35 vs. MIL on 1/25 and 32 at TOR on 1/26) and becoming only the fifth player in NBA history to register three straight 30-point games before his 21st birthday (John Drew, Bernard King, LeBron James and Kevin Durant)...was selected to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, becoming the 16th All-Star in Cavaliers history, the sixth-youngest player ever named to an All-Star team (20 years, 331 days) and one of seven to make it before turning 21...participated in the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend, scoring 32 points on 14-20 (.700) shooting, including shooting 4-8 from beyond the three-point line, to go along with six rebounds and six assists...won the 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend, joining Mark Price (1993 and ’94) as the only Cavs players to win the event...recorded 15 points on 6-11 (.545) shooting, including 3-6 (.500) from long range, three rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game...shot a perfect 14-14 from the foul line and finished with 34 points, four rebounds, eight assists and three steals at Brooklyn on Nov. 13, becoming just the sixth Cavs player since 1986-87 to make at least 14 free throws without a miss...posted a career-high 41 points on 15-25 (.600) shooting, five rebounds and five assists at New York on Dec. 15, becoming the youngest player (20 years old) to score 40 or more points in an NBA game at the current Madison Square Garden (opened in 1968)...recorded a game-high 33 points, including shooting 10-10 from the free throw line, five rebounds, six assists, four steals and a career-high three blocks in 38 minutes, including hitting the game-winning jump shot with one second remaining to seal the Cavs’ victory over Charlotte on Jan. 4...became only the second Cavs player since 1985-86 to tally at least 33 points, five rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks in a single game (LeBron James on Jan. 9, 2009 vs. Boston)...became the youngest player to ever score 40 points in a game against the Boston Celtics (20 years, 305 days old) after finishing with 40 points on 16-24 (.667) shooting from the field, five assists and two steals in 38 minutes on Jan. 22...swiped at least three steals in five straight games from Jan. 9-16, becoming the first Cavs player to do so since LeBron James in December 2004...set a season-high with five steals and added 28 points and seven assists at Denver on Jan. 11...during a 20-game stretch from Jan. 2 to Feb. 11, averaged 25.1 points on .483 shooting, including .465 (40-86) from the three-point line and .893 (92-103) from the foul line, 3.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 35.2 minutes per game...scored 32 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds remaining on Jan. 26 at Toronto...tallied 35 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals, including scoring 20 points in the final seven minutes, in a victory over the Hornets on Feb. 20...recorded four double-doubles on the year... averaged 6.8 points in the fourth quarter, which ranked 4th in the NBA...in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, averaged an NBA-high 3.5 points and scored at least 10 points in 16 fourth quarters on the season...scored 10-19 points 17 times, 20-29 points 24 times, 30-39 points 11 times and 40 or more points twice...led the team in scoring 47 times, rebounds seven times, assists 41 times, steals 23 times and blocks 11 times...missed games from Nov. 21-Dec. 8 with a hairline/non-displaced fracture in left index finger...missed games from Feb. 26-March 1 with a sore/hyperextended right knee...missed games from March 12-29 with a left (AC) acromioclavicular sprain...missed game on April 1 due to rest/recovery protocol...was DNP-CD one time and DND four times...was placed on the Inactive List 18 times on the season.
2013 NBA All-Star...participated in the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend...won the 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend...won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Jan. 21-27, 2013...named 2012 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, getting 117 of a possible 120 first place votes...named MVP of the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend...three-time winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Month Award, for games played in December/January, February and March during the 2011-12 season...named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team for the 2011-12 season as the team’s only unanimous selection...named to the U.S.A. Olympic Select Team on May 21, 2012.
Father, Drederick, played at Boston University from 1984-88. Drederick had his jersey retired and ranks second in BU history with 1,931 career points. He went on to play professionally for the Bulleen Boomers in Australia, where Kyrie was born and holds citizenship with along with the United States...as a high school senior, named McDonald’s All-America, First Team All-America by Parade Magazine and USA Today, and finalist for the Naismith Boy’s High School Player of the Year...earned a gold medal with the U.S. under-18 (U-18) National Team at the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship in San Antonio, averaging 13.6 points and 4.2 assists...selected MVP of the 2009 Nike Global Challenge in Portland playing for Team USA East in junior national team competition.