The nation’s top basketball recruit in the 2019 class has officially reclassified to 2018.
R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 ranked player in the class of 2019 rankings per 247 Sports, is reclassifying to 2018.
He announced the news in a USA Today blog.
Check it out:
Well, after thinking things over with my family for a while I have officially decided to reclassify to the 2018 class.
Really, it’s been a thought of mine for the last year, but I wanted to wait and see how the season would go and how school would go and when everything went well it became more and more real so I made the decision to go ahead and do it.
I’m right on track to graduate in 2018 and academically everything is great.
Barrett, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward is now the No. 2 ranked player in the nation—and the No. 1 ranked small forward—in the class of 2018, per 247 Sports. He sits only behind dunking phenom Zion Williamson in the overall rankings.
Naturally, schools are heating up the recruiting process, as Barrett currently remains uncommitted.
According to Barrett, the schools “showing the most interest” are Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon, Texas and UCLA.
And here are some highlights, just because:
Yeah, he’s pretty good.