The Duke Blue Devils made a major splash on the recruiting trail Thursday when they landed small forward Jalen Johnson to their 2020 class.
Johnson told Evan Daniels of 247Sports he was picking Duke over Arizona, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
"I picked them because how much of a priority I was for them and the potential they see in me," he said. "It was just a different vibe that I got with them and it was just great since my first conversation with them."
Johnson checks in at 6'8" and 215 pounds and is a 5-star prospect, per 247Sports' composite rankings. He is also the No. 4 overall player, No. 1 small forward and No. 1 player from the state of Wisconsin in the 2020 class.
His ability to contribute in a number of ways stands out, especially for a forward.
He can get out in transition and fill the lanes, rebound from the wing, slash into the paint, finish above the rim, shoot from the outside when defenders honor his penetration and facilitate to teammates when help shifts his way.
What's more, his length allows him to dart into passing lanes and bother perimeter shooters on the defensive side.