Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Duke basketball lands No. 1 player in the nation, RJ Barrett

No. 2 Michigan State attracting most bets to win national title Duke basketball lands No. 1 player in the nation, RJ Barrett
Lucia Summers | 11 November, 2017, 03:11

R.J. Barrett, the nation's No. 1 prospect, will be a Duke Blue Devil. He reclassified this summer to become a 2018 recruit after spending his entire high school career in the class of 2019.

"Playing in eight games on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring, the 6'7" forward would average 28 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

"Barrett, who checks in at 6'6" and 180 pounds, is a 5-star prospect, per 247Sports composite rankings, and the No. 1 overall player, No. 1 small forward and No. 1 player from the state of Florida in the 2018 class.

Barrett's final decision came down to Duke, Oregon, and Kentucky, before making the announcement final on Friday.

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If he lives up to his potential, Barrett will be a nightmare matchup for ACC opponents before joining the National Basketball Association ranks as a two-way playmaker who can take over a game on any given night.

Yet instead of opting to play for Calipari in college, Barrett chose to join the program led by the three-time Olympic gold medal-winning head coach of USA's senior team, Mike Krzyzewski.

For the second straight year, Duke lands the No. 1 recruit in the nation.

Christmas is coming early for the Duke Blue Devils. Although he probably won't be around for long: Barrett could well be the top pick in the 2019 draft after going one-and-done in Durham. Canada has been producing top-notch hoops talent for the past few years and Barrett is expected to be the next one up the pipeline.

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