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Duke And Kentucky Lead For 7-Foot Center DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 Player In 2017 Class

We're fairly early in the 2017 basketball recruiting cycle, but DeAndre Ayton, a seven-foot center from San Diego, has emerged as the most talented player in the class. On Tuesday, Ayton named seven schools that he is looking at right now. Rivals writer Brett Dawson caught up with the consensus No. 1 player, who has two schools that stand out. They probably won't be too surprising.

Duke and Kentucky have been the two dominant forces in college basketball recruiting in the last five years. We wouldn't be shocked if they wind up battling it out over Ayton.