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More momentum for Duke in R.J. Barrett’s Crystal Ball

After cutting his list to three over the weekend, it appears five-star small forward R.J. Barrett is nearing a decision. Unfortunately, it also appears momentum is swinging away from Kentucky. The last four picks in Barrett’s Crystal Ball are for Duke, including that of recruiting guru Evan Daniels:

Barrett is down to Kentucky, Duke, and Oregon, and met with Mike Krzyzewski over the weekend. Kentucky’s chances looked good after Barrett’s official visit in early September — and Kevin Knox proved that analysts sometimes don’t have a clue — but with a decision coming soon, it might be wise to brace ourselves for another top ranked player heading to Durham.

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15 responses to “More momentum for Duke in R.J. Barrett’s Crystal Ball”

  1. BlueGrass

    We know the crystal ball is the worst predictor of what’s going on in basketball recruiting based on Matt’s comments. This post seems to either 1) contradict the opinion of this site’s founder on the importance of the crystal ball as an indicator of where a recruit will go, or 2) is simply meant to get the site’s audience riled up for the sake of page views.

  2. Cmart0907

    They said Evan Daniels been correct on his last 17 picks. Idk what Coach K is telling these kids. But Coach Cal can’t keep losing on these top recruits.

    1. Mathlete

      K is probably telling them “check under the bus stop bench at 3rd and MLK Saturday between 3 and 4 pm for a little token of my appreciation”

  3. tfordstyle

    Isn’t coach k like 95?

    1. RealCatsFan

      He is actually 495, but vampires don’t age. Now where’s my wooden stake?

  4. IAmTheDanger

    If pUKe gets this this kid, I’m going to be violently ill

  5. MadHatter

    Plot twist: Duke is U6

  6. JamesMaizefracturer

    Evan Daniels’ accuracy is 21/22, or 95.45%.

    1. MiggityMike

      Thank you for taking the time to redundantly type out something that was already clearly displayed in the post.

    2. TBW3011

      On decision day it is. He could change it anytime he wants up until then. Not to mention, if he’s only picked 22 times, Evan is clearly cherry picking and hedging at the end on most kids choices.

  7. binarysolo

    If this is true then it is what it is. If he comes, awesome. If he goes to Duke, we’ll be fine.

    The way K recruits is, he uses his experience coaching Team USA and talks about how he’ll use you like [fill in NBA superstar] and the kids are just mesermized by that pitch. One drawback: you’ll be practicing against guys who won’t have a professional career and K will not prepare you for the league like Calipari can. Just ask Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Brandon Ingram, Seth Curry, Austin Rivers, etc, etc, how their pro careers are working out so far.

    Make the best of your one year in college ball, play against the best every day and play for Calipari.

    1. Go_Wildcats_Go

      Well said!

    2. runningunnin.454

      All the Duke players you mentioned were good college players; and, must be disappointed with their production in the NBA.
      You would think today’s recruits would notice that.

  8. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy

    Kevin Knox.

    None of these clowns know.

  9. Kat4Life

    Well……this would suck, but you can’t really fault a kid for going to Duke. I’d love to have him, but there will be others. As many of you have pointed out, you never know until the announcement. I NEVER count out Cal.