R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, is just over a month away from picking between his three finalist schools.
On Sunday, Barrett confirmed his top three of Duke, Kentucky, and Oregon.
He will be deciding between those three schools on November 10. However, he does not have a choice set quite yet.
Barrett detailed the end of the recruiting process in a blog for USA Today:
I love the three schools on my list, and I have great relationships with the coaches and had a great time on each visit.
I’ll be deciding on November 10.
I’m gonna do it at home in Canada with all of my family and friends.
I decided to go back to Canada to make the big decision because that’s the place that made me. It just feels right to come back to where it all started.
I don’t know where I’m going yet. I just set the date because I want to get it over with before the season starts and that should be enough time to come up with the right decision.
Barrett, a five-star small forward, was originally the top recruit in the class of 2019, but chose to reclassify over the summer, and will now begin his (likely one year) college career next season. Right now, 64-percent of voters at 247Sports’ crystal ball predict that he will end up at Duke, with 27-percent choosing Kentucky, and the rest unclear. Oregon is not getting any love in that poll, but that is not overly surprising given the recruiting dominance of John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski.