As expected, five-star power forward Matthew Hurt has committed to Duke.
The Rochester, Minnesota native announced the news at a ceremony at his school this afternoon, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina. Whereas it seemed Kentucky might have a shot with him a few weeks ago, when his family canceled an in-home visit with John Calipari over the weekend, the writing was on the wall.
Kentucky’s 2019 class stands as such: combo guard Tyrese Maxey, small forward Keion Brooks, small forward Kahlil Whitney, and small forward Dontaie Allen. Maxey, Brooks, and Whitney will all be in action at the Jordan Brand Classic tomorrow night in Vegas. Jack Pilgrim’s out there to cover it for us and will have highlights from today’s practices in just a bit.