Duke Basketball continues to keep its pipeline to Minnesota open. In the last five years, Duke has landed Tyus Jones, Gary Trent Jr. and Tre Jones all from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. As he announced on Friday afternoon, too, another name gets added to that list: 5-star power forward Matthew Hurt.
Here is a look at what Duke is getting in five-star prospect Matthew Hurt https://t.co/CTkOeniCEP
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Hurt joins what is set to be another top-10 recruiting class for Duke. The Blue Devils already have commitments from Wendell Moore, Vernon Carey Jr. and Boogie Ellis — all 5-star recruits. This quartet will join Tre Jones, Marques Bolden, Jack White and Javin DeLaurier in Durham. Along with Alex O’Connell, Jordan Goldwire and Joey Baker, Duke could give a balanced, experienced roster — with Jones as the alpha.
How will a commitment from Matthew Hurt impact Duke’s overall class in 2019? @247Sports’ Class Calculator projects the Blue Devils to climb up to the No. 1 overall spot from 11th. pic.twitter.com/RyZfVvrzoq
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The decision of Jones to likely return for his sophomore season may have played a role in Hurt’s commitment, too.