The Duke Blue Devils added a major piece to their 2018 recruiting class Friday in the form of small forward RJ Barrett. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Barrett's commitment represents the continution of a recruiting hot streak for the Blue Devils. 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. This decision comes after the small forward tweeted on Sept. 30 he trimmed his list to three finalists in Oregon, Duke and Kentucky. According to Erik Skopil of 247Sports, Barrett also considered Arizona and Michigan before cutting the list and elected to eliminate the Wildcats after the FBI's probe into college basketball recruiting.
5-Star SF Prospect RJ Barrett Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Oregon
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