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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt commits to Duke men's basketball's Class of 2019

Five-star forward Matthew Hurt commits to Duke men's basketball's Class of 2019

It's business as usual for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski; watch five-star recruits leave for the National Basketball Association, replace them with more five-stars. Hurt took his official visit to Durham in mid-January, and also took official visits to his other three finalists over the past five months. It was clear the Wildcats and Jayhawks were out of the picture when Hurt recently canceled planned home visits from coaches John Calipari and Bill Self.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski instructs his team during the second half of Michigan State's 68-67 victory over Duke in their NCAA Elite 8 game in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 31, 2019.

While Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish all declared for the NBA Draft, Jones decided that his best option was to return for his sophomore campaign. He is ranked No. 10 in the ESPN 100 and slots in as the No. 2 power forward in the class.

Hurt said when Tre Jones chose to return as a point guard, it finalized his choice.

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Hurt is the fourth commitment in Duke's 2019 haul thus far, joining fellow Chosen 25 stars University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) forward Vernon Carey Jr.

He played last summer the USA Basketball U-18 national team, which qualified to represent the U.S.at this summer's FIBA U19 World Cup.

Hurt dominated at the prep level, averaging 33.9 points, 15.0 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game during his junior season.