Reporting Matt Loede
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Cavalier fans will have reason to tune into the NBA All-Star game after all, as it was announced Thursday that second-year guard Kyrie Irving has made the team.
The 20-year-old reigning Rookie of the Year is having an excellent second season for the Cavs, putting up 23.7 points per game along with 5.7 assists per contest.
Tuesday night he led the way with 19 first quarter points, winding up the night with 40 in a Cavs 95-90 win over Boston at the Q.
Last season in his rookie year in 51 games Irving put up 18.5 points per game.
Irving will join fellow East reserve players Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Paul George of the Pacers, Luol Deng of the Bulls, Chris Bosh of Miami, Tyson Chandler of New York, and Joakim Noah of the Bulls.
The starters for the East are LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Heat, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.
The game will be played February 17th in Houston.