The Canadian import might be playing college ball sooner rather than later.
R.J. Barrett is the top-ranked player in the 2019 recruiting class. He also has expressed an interest in possibly reclassifying to 2018 and signing with a school next year.
Now, 247Sports' Jerry Meyer writes in a new report that he "strongly expects" Barrett to reclassify, though no final decision has been made.
Additionally, Meyer says that four schools find themselves out in front for Barrett, as of right now.
Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon are considered the frontrunners to land Barrett and are expected to host him on an official visit.
Lurking right behind these four schools in his recruitment are Arizona, Kansas, Texas and UCLA.
Obviously, whoever lands Barrett will be getting a potential superstar. This summer, he led Canada's U19 team to an upset win over the USA, scoring 38 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and dishing out five assists.
One would have to figure Barrett would be a one-and-done wherever he goes, but could have a big impact in his lone year on campus.
Additionally, the top recruit in 2018, five-star big man Marvin Bagley, has also floated the idea of reclassifying.
[ 247Sports ]