glowed about hearing directly from Krzyzewski himself about his desire
- May 28, 2019 at 2:37 am #37255
Duke and Kentucky have had plenty of showdowns for five star recruits. The Blue Devils have come out on top more often than not as of late, though Kentucky got good news with its continued candidacy for RJ Hampton now that he’s reclassified.
The Blue Devils did not make the cut for that elite guard. Texas Tech, fresh off a run to the title game, replaced Coach K’s squad in the top four.
With five star Jalen Johnson , a 2020 recruit https://www.dukebluedevilsjersey.com/brennan-besser-jersey-c-16.html, things may once again come down to Duke vs. Kentucky.
The Milwaukee native is a 6 foot 8 small forward, ranked No. 3 overall in the class by 247Sports.
As of today, Duke looks to be in good shape. Five of seven early 247 crystal ball predictions have him heading to the Blue Devils, though obviously that is far from definitive.
Kentucky is definitely still in it for Jalen Johnson as well, and said it was one of his “dream schools” when he was younger.
From Lexington Herald Leader
“I like Kentucky a lot https://www.dukebluedevilsjersey.com/justin-robinson-jersey-c-15.html,” he said. “That’s been my dream school growing up. Coach Cal, it just meant a lot with him coming to my school like three times this year. Just to show that I’m a priority for them and they really want me, it means a lot.”
Johnson said UK’s status as his “dream school” started with John Wall — the star player on Calipari’s first Kentucky team — and grew from there. He mentioned that one major factor in his eventual college decision https://www.dukebluedevilsjersey.com/austin-rivers-jersey-c-17.html will be a program’s history of player development. Calipari’s record of getting guys prepared for the NBA checks that box. “That’s like no other,” Johnson said. “Just to see how he’s turned players into, probably, future Hall of Famers. That’s crazy.”
He said that Duke’s pitch is similar, and glowed about hearing directly from Krzyzewski himself about his desire to have the five star at Duke.
Arizona and his local Big Ten power Wisconsin are also top options Luke Kennard Jersey, though he’s expected to release a bigger top schools list beyond those four soon.
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