5-star prospect Matthew Hurt commits to Duke over Kentucky, Kansas

The Duke Blue Devils landed a dedication from five-star prospect Matthew Hurt, the varsity launched Friday.

Hurt, one in every of many excessive avid gamers inside the 2019 recruiting class, carried out for John Marshall Senior High School in Rochester, Minn. The vitality forward launched his dedication to sign with Duke on the highschool’s auditorium.

Hurt was moreover considering the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks sooner than choosing to play beneath Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

247Sports activities actions has Hurt as a result of the No. 8 participant inside the nation. ESPN ranked Hurt as a result of the 10th-best participant on this yr’s recruiting class.

Hurt dominated on the prep diploma, averaging 33.9 elements, 15.0 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per recreation all through his junior season. He was named a McDonald’s All-American and scored his 3,000th degree all through his senior yr.

The 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward was moreover a key member of the U.S. workforce that gained the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in 2018, along with Coby White and Cole Anthony.

Duke freshmen stars Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and RJ Barrett each simply currently declared for the 2019 NBA Draft. Blue Devils degree guard Tre Jones talked about he’ll return for his sophomore season.

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