Matthew Hurt, Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball, Heads To Duke

Consensus top-10 recruit Matthew Hurt announced his commitment to Duke on Friday.

He announced his decision while donning a Duke hat at his ceremony. He is ranked as the No. 2 power forward in the country, and the Rochester, Minnesota native rates out as the top prospect from his state. He picked Duke over Kansas, Kentucky, UNC and Minnesota.

One of the highest-rated prospects in the 2019 recruiting class is off the board.

He took official visits to Kentucky (Nov. 30), North Carolina (Dec. 15), Duke (Jan. 19) and Kansas (February 9), and he reportedly canceled in-home visits with Kentucky and Kansas in mid-April. Hurt will immediately address a glaring issue with last year's Blue Devils: 3-point shooting ability.

Hurt will join five-star center Vernon Carey, Jr., forward Wendell Moore, Jr. and four-star guard Boogie Ellis in the Blue Devils' current recruiting class. Named to both the McDonald's All-American and Nike Hoop Summit teams, Hurt also won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Hurt played six varsity seasons for the JM Rockets with more than 3,000 career points, with over 1,000 from his senior year alone.

Krzyzewski just lost three freshmen - RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish, Zion Williamson - to the National Basketball Association, but continues his spring tradition of replacing one group of McDonald's all-Americans with a fresh set.

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