After dramatically improving his basketball game from his freshman to sophomore season at Duke, Matthew Hurt is going pro.
Having led the ACC in scoring at 18.3 points per game last season, Hurt is joining ex-teammates Jalen Johnson and DJ Steward by declaring this summer’s NBA Draft.
“I’m so appreciative of Coach K, the coaches and staff at Duke for always trusting and believing in me,” Hurt said in a statement released by the school. “It was always a dream of mine to play at Duke, and it’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA.”
But, like Steward, the 6-9 Hurt leaves Duke still having to prove he’s ready for the NBA. Prior to declaring, neither received the level of feedback from NBA scouts they’d hoped to hear.