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5-Star PF Matthew Hurt Announces Decision Date

Five-star recruit Matthew Hurt.

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Five-star power forward Matthew Hurt isn't going to be on the board much longer. We now know when the 2019 recruit will make his decision.

Hurt, a McDonald's All-American, will celebrate his birthday on April 20. He plans on making the announcement just before that.

He discussed the plan from All-American Game practice. From FloHoops:

The uncommitted 6-foot-9 forward from John Marshall High School (MN) says he plans to announce on April 19, probably at his high school. His birthday is April 20.

“I’m getting closer, around April 19 I’ll make my decision,” Hurt said Monday at the McDonald’s All-American Game practice, where he will compete with the West Team on Wednesday night (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

Matthew Hurt is down to six main contenders: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Minnesota, and North Carolina.

Most of those programs have some representation at the All-American game trying to recruit him their way.

Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. and Wendell Moore, UNC's Armando Bacot, Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney, and Memphis' James Wiseman have all recruited him, per the report.

Kansas was long thought as a favorite, thanks in part to his relationship with Bill Self. Currently, 247's crystal ball has Duke ahead, with 53-percent of the predictions, vs. 42-percent for the Jayhawks.

Minnesota is the home-state program, but is likely going to struggle to beat out the national powers here.

Hurt is ranked No. 8 in the country, and No. 2 among power forwards in the class of 2019.

[FloHoops]