Barrett is the top prospect in the 2018 class.
Montverde (Fla.) Academy five-star small forward R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 player in the 2018 cycle, will announce his commitment next Thursday.
The smooth southpaw was originally a member of the class of 2019, but he reclassified this summer.
Barrett could attend whichever school he wants, but it appears that Duke is standing out. Barrett’s 247Sports Crystal Ball is overwhelmingly in favor of the Blue Devils.
Duke landed the No. 1 player in the 2017 class (Marvin Bagley), and now is on the verge of getting Barrett.