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Wendell Moore Discusses His Duke Decision

If you somehow missed it, Duke Basketball landed Wendell Moore Jr. last evening.  Moore was a key Duke target and his commitment is expected to get the ball rolling with the rest of the 2019 class.

Here are two videos from last evening where Moore is discussing why he chose to play basketball at Duke University.  Blue Devil Nation members will have a new recruiting update later today.

Wendell Moore Jr. Picks Duke

Wendell Moore picked Duke University in Cox Mill Auditorium just moments ago.

One of the nations top prospects, Wendell Moore Jr. has decided he will play basketball for Duke University.  His announcement came in front of his hometown Cox Mill fans.  Moore picked the Blue Devils over in state and ACC rivals North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest.

Moore is a tough and physical wing player who some consider a power guard.  He is a top-notch defender who can guard multiple positions and he possesses a 6-11 wingspan while standing close to 6-6, 210 pounds.

Moore helped lead his Cox Mill team to back to back state titles and has just returned from a stint with USA Basketball.  He is expected to become the Cabarrus County’s all-time leading scorer during his senior season with the Chargers where he's 19 points shy of the record.

The newest Duke commitment was born in Richmond, Virginia but currently hails from Charlotte, N.C.  He played his AAU ball for CP3 in the Nike EYBL.  A season ago he averaged 25.4 points per game in high school and added 7.3 rebounds per contest.

Moore was named as the 2017-18 North Carolina basketball coaches player of the year.  He was first-team all state in various publications including USA Today.

The Charlotte native has also won two gold medals while playing for USA Basketball in 2017 and 2018.  He started all seven games where his USA team went undefeated this past summer in Santa Fe, Argentina.

Moore grew up a LeBron James fan and is the son of Marie and Wendell Moore Sr.  He is the first commitment in the 2019 class for Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils.

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Watch Duke Prospect Wendell Moore’s Decision

Wendell Moore - Decision Day

Fresh off his participation in the USA Basketball camp, Wendell Moore Jr. is set to make his collegiate basketball decision at Cox Mill High School at 7:00 this evening.

Moore is a key Duke target and he also has N.C. State, North Carolina and Wake Forest on his list.  He is one of the nations top wing players and the Blue Devils hope to land him and build the 2019 class around him.

You can watch Moores decision as it happens in via ADSN on YouTube below.

 

Wendell Moore Has Set a Decision Date

Key Duke Basketball prospect Wendell Moore Jr. announced his final four schools this afternoon and will choose his collegiate hoops destination this coming Monday.

Moore is a five-star prospect from Concord, N.C. and a player the Blue Devils staff has coveted for a long time.    Chris Carrawell has been the lead assistant recruiter for the Blue Devils and Mike Kryzyzewski has been heavily involved.

The Cox Mill product would likely start for the Blue Devils where they expect to lose up to four players to the NBA Draft.

Moore is 6-5, 215 and can play multiple positions.  He is also being heavily recruited by N.C. State and has North Carolina and Wake Forest on his list.

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Duke Basketball Offers Boogie Ellis

The Duke Blue Devils basketball program offered a scholarship Boogie Ellis last evening.  Ellis caught the Blue Devil attention during the Nike Peach Jam and they've followed him ever since,

Ellis is a four-star guard from San Diego, CA where he plays his high school basketball for Mission Bay.  He has been offered by Southern Cal, Oregon, Georgia Tech,  Arizona.

Duke rival, North Carolina has also shown interest and will host Ellis on October the 12th.  The star prospect will also visit Gonzaga and Memphis in October.   The Blue Devils may be able to persuade Ellis to get in for a visit around the same time he checks out the Tar Heels.

Ellis can score the ball be it from the perimeter or on drives to the basket.  He can also play both guard positions.  Duke has several roster spots open for 2019 prospects.  More on the Blue Devil Nation message board for members,

https://twitter.com/BoogieEllis/status/1042207699524448256

Duke Set to Go In-Home With Matthew Hurt

Matthew Hurt pictured right on his visit to Duke.

For those who do not know, the official contact period with basketball recruits gets back underway this coming Sunday.  One of the players who will get immediate attention is Rochester John Marshall forward Matthew Hurt.

Hurt is a can't miss talent that has garnered the attention of the nations top coaches.  And those coaches will be in-home with the talented young man and his family starting September the 9th.

The Duke Blue Devils Mike Krzyzewski will be in on that date, but so will Kansas coach Bill Self and Kentucky's John Calipari.  They will all have their pitches ready but his official visits to campuses have yet to be set.  Memphis, Minnesota and North Carolina are also heavily involved with Hurt and will be in later in the week.

It is no secret that Hurt fits the stretch four position at Duke in a most perfect way.  His skill set would likely thrive in the system which changes yearly to best fit their roster.

Duke is not only expected to have large roster turnover at this coming seasons end, they will for sure have starting spots opening up for elite level players.

Duke has had success with players from Minnesota in the past with Tyus Jones helping lead the team to a national title.  His brother Tre Jones is currently on the Duke roster as well.

The Blue Devils do not have a commitment in the 2019 class as of yet, but I discuss that in great detail in our latest recruiting update for site members and how teams are positioning themselves with a prized recruit in Hurt.  The update will go live just before noon today.

Duke recently lost Bryan Antoine to Villanova before he could visit campus and that is discussed along with the targeted prospects and what to expect in the coming month.

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