R.J. Barrett is the Naismith HS POY

Duke commitment, R.J. Barrett has been named the Naismith High School Basketball Player of the Year.  Follow him on Twitter .

“It's an honor to receive the Naismith Player of the Year award,” Barrett said. “I want to thank God, my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the Montverde community, as well as all the people who voted for me.”

Rowan "R. J." Barrett Jr. is a 6-7 shooting guard who turns 18 on June 14th.  He chose Duke over Arizona, Kentucky and Kansas and will be a part of the nation's top recruiting class.

He is known for his great scoring instinct and leading Team Canada over Team USA where he dropped in 38 points.  He will participate in the McDonald's All American game and the Jordan Brand All Star games.

Barrett is a can't miss prospect who continues to get better.  He will join Cam Reddish, Tre Jones and Zion Williamson next season at Duke.

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