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5-Star PF E.J. Montgomery To Visit Duke

Duke and UNC face off.

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 7: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Duke basketball already has four five-star commits in the class of 2018. It could add a fifth in power forward E.J. Montgomery.

E.J. Montgomery is the No. 12 player in the country, per 247Sports. He currently stars at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia.

He's ranked No. 1 in Georgia. 247 also has him No. 3 among power forwards.

Montgomery had been committed elsewhere. He was set to go to Auburn until September 27.

After Auburn assistant Chuck Pearson was caught up in the FBI investigation into college basketball, Montgomery decommitted. His father explained the decision back in September:

“We are going to open EJ’s recruitment back up,” Montgomery Sr., said. “He hasn’t really gone through the process of being recruited and he wants to experience that.”

Now, Duke may be the favorite to land yet another five-star player. The Blue Devils recently landed five-star wing Zion Williamson.

Duke's class already features four top-10 recruits. It could add a fifth from the top dozen if Montgomery is a fan of what he sees in Durham later this month. From 247Sports:

Montgomery, a 6-foot-10 power forward out of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler, will visit the Blue Devils for their game against Virginia Tech on February 15.

Montgomery told 247Sports last week that he's currently looking at Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, USC, Georgia, Clemson and UCLA.

83-percent of recruiting experts in 247's crystal ball believe he will be a Blue Devil. The other votes still have Auburn, which seems very unlikely at this point.

He has a long list, so it doesn't seem like this decision is going to come soon. Still, Duke could add to what is already a class for the ages.

[247Sports]