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R.J. Barrett sets decision date

How about a little basketball recruiting news to start the morning? R.J. Barrett, the number one player in the 2018 class, just set his decision date.

In a blog for USA Today High School Sports, Barrett says he will announce his college of choice on November 10 in a ceremony in Canada. He’s down to Duke, Oregon, and Kentucky after eliminating Michigan and Arizona last weekend. Lately, Duke’s had the momentum for the talented small forward, with some speculating his decision could come any day; however, Barrett insists in the blog that he hasn’t made his mind up yet, which is very good news for Kentucky.

“I don’t know where I’m going yet,” Barrett writes. “I just set the date because I want to get it over with before the season starts and that should be enough time to come up with the right decision.”

Check out the rest of Barrett’s blog at USA Today High School Sports, or just watch his highlight reel below.

R.J. Barrett â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸

Small Forward 6-7 | 185 lbs. Mississauga, Ont., CAN Montverde/Nike UPlay Canada
ESPN: 1 | 1 SF Top 247: 2 | 2 SF Rivals: 1 Scout: 1 | 1 SF


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20 Comments for R.J. Barrett sets decision date

  1. Catcasey1
    9:50 am October 6, 2017 Permalink

    Y duke they have Cameron r..

  2. SkeeterBeater
    9:50 am October 6, 2017 Permalink

    Funny to hear a female talk about… decisions

  3. Czimm12
    10:26 am October 6, 2017 Permalink

    I’d be shocked if it wasn’t Duke… again!! Boooo

  4. bbnZach
    10:29 am October 6, 2017 Permalink

    He’s going to Duke. But we are getting zion and bol

    • AGSlater
      1:07 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      Which sucks. We get all the “athletes”. We need shooters and guys that can score. 1 title

    • bbnZach
      1:44 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      Duke only has one title with OAD’s as well. I think Zion is a gamechanger and > RJ

  5. Mathlete
    10:51 am October 6, 2017 Permalink

    – Matt’s hearing UK likes their chances from people he says would know, and Matt is rarely that confident in a kid.
    – The UK people don’t talk to the national recruiting guys and the Duke guys buy them dinner to talk their ears off (thus the Crystal Ball momentum).
    – Barrett is buddies with Jamal Murray who has nothing but great things to say about his time at UK…
    – And most importantly, RJ *just* talked to Duke and didn’t want to commit yet.

    I feel pretty good about our chances, but we’ll be fine either way.

  6. IAmTheDanger
    12:05 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    This could be like another Kevin Knox decision….all the “experts” and even UK fans had written off Knox and then he shocked BBN. C’mon, you know where you belong Barrett!!

  7. AGSlater
    1:05 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    Best player out there and Duke is gonna beat Cal yet again. Id much rather have RJ than anybody out there. Cal cant hang with K anymore

    • IAmTheDanger
      1:14 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      There are a LOT of big fish that haven’t been caught yet….let’s wait and see where they land and then decide.

    • RealCatsFan
      3:02 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      I heard the dook bandwagon has room for a few more dookies if you want to join them, Slater. Sounds like you would jump at the chance to me. It’s almost Halloween – why not go ahead and join up with the rat-faced vampire and his legion of darkness?

    • Mathlete
      3:29 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      Slater, have you ever once posted had a positive thought about anything? You might be the most relentlessly pessimistic troll I’ve ever come across and, in a twisted way, I’m kind of impressed by that.

  8. 4everUKblue
    3:25 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    If Slater ever has one positive thing to say the earth will stand still. I agree with RCF jump on the dUKe bandwagon and take your negative attitude with you!

  9. Angelo
    5:12 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    I want another championship! I’m starting to feel like I did in ’77 and ’95… It has been too long.

  10. AGSlater
    5:52 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    No way zion is over rj. The guy did usa dirty and is the purest scorer ive seen in a while

  11. AGSlater
    5:55 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    So now im a Duke and UL fan. One positive for you. Uk football defense is playing very solid and has a few nfl prospects for sure. After a year of having 0 drafted its nice to see. Lets get to 6 and a bowl. The offense needs to get going