Despite a class which is destined to be the best in the nation, the Duke Blue Devils are not done with recruiting. Enter the hopes of landing E.J. Montgomery.
The top player on the Blue Devils wish list is E.J. Montgomery, a power forward who plays for Wheeler High School in Marietta (Ga.).
The five-star prospect had committed early to Auburn but reopened his recruitment.
Standing 6-10 and weighing in at 200 pounds, Montgomery could make up for the size Duke will lose in NBA bound stars Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr.
Montgomery has a long list of suitors which includes Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA. He has been selected to the McDonald's All American game which features the nations elite players.
Montgomery is long and athletic with a goo understanding of the game. He can play the high post or mix it up inside. He can take the ball to the rack with authority and continues to develop his outside shot.
He can feel the stretch role at Duke or be a mainstay in the front court. His ability to score with his back to the basket or facing it would bode well for the rising star.
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Duke landed another stellar prospect and the best player on Canada when Rowan (RJ) Barrett committed to the Blue Devils on Friday evening.
Barrett possesses tremendous scoring instincts and led Team Canada to a historic win over Team USA this past summer. The sleek, multi faceted wing scored 38 points in that game on a team that feature future teammates Cameron Reddish and Tre Jones.
The young star to be excels in the transition game, easily creating his own shot or dishing an assist. He has good range and plays with a lot of energy quickly surveying the floor and calculating his move.
Barrett plays his high school basketball for Montverde Academy in Florida. He has played with some different Nike teams but mostly for Nike Uplay in Canada. He hails from Mississauga, Ontario. He made his announcement on the TSN (The Sports Network) which is in his home country of Canada.
Barrett is another can't miss prospect who will make Cameron Crazies blush with his play. Many feel he will be the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft which shows the respect he has earned with his play.
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Duke has offered Isaiah Stewart, a 6-8 PF from Rochester, New York who played for City Rocks on the Nike EYBL circuit. Stewart is the eighth player in the 2019 class to pick up an offer.
The Blue Devils have been steadily building a relationship with Stewart through assistant coach Jon Scheyer who recently went to visit the prospect.
Stewart most recently transferred to La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.), which is a high school power. Powerfully built, Stewart worked on his game and physique after an injury setback during his sophomore season.
Stewart averaged 11.5 points per contest and 9.2 rebounds while shooting close to 64 percent from the field during this past seasons Nike EYBL Peach Jam Finals.
Duke has been coming on fast and hard for the paint eating young big man. Look for the prospect to keep Duke in mind as he close in on a decision and expect a visit to Cameron in the near future.