Some fireworks went off for Duke Basketball on July 4; the Blue Devils picked up a commitment from one of the top prep basketball players in the country — 5-star small forward Jalen Johnson.
Johnson, a consensus top-five player in his class, made the announcement on Twitter. Duke wins out over three other finalists: Wisconsin (located in Johnson’s home state), Arizona and Kentucky.
— Jalen Johnson (@Jalen_J23) July 4, 2019
Assistant coach Jon Scheyer, who hails from the Midwest, too, led Johnson’s recruitment to Duke. He now becomes the second commit in Duke’s 2020 class. Jeremy Roach, a 5-star point guard, committed to Duke in early May. The Blue Devils now have the No. 1 2020 recruiting class, per Evan Daniels of 247 Sports.
A versatile 6-foot-8 forward, Johnson is from Milwaukee. It’s early, obviously, but Johnson is a high-level recruit and projects out as a future top-five pick in the NBA Draft.
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— mike gribanov (@mikegrib8) July 4, 2019