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R.J. Barrett, Star That Led Canada U19 Upset Of USA, Is The No. 1 Class Of 2019 Recruit

Get to know R.J. Barrett, basketball fans. The Canadian superstar that spurred his country's FIBA U19 upset of John Calipari's Team USA, is set to be a superstar.

Barrett exploded to a 38-point, 13 rebound, five assist performance in Canada's 99-87 win over the United States, and could have had more.

He fouled out of the game with three-minutes remaining.

John Calipari is coaching a slew of five-star 2018 recruits on his roster, but had to be impressed with what he saw from the young Canadian small forward.

No United States team had lost since 2011.

Right now, Barrett is the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2019, but there is no guarantee he remains there. Back in April, he told ZagsBlog that he will evaluate whether to reclassify to 2018 later this summer.

“Right now, I don’t know,” Barrett said when asked about joining the Class of 2018 at the Nike EYBL stop here, where he made his season debut after sitting out last weekend with a bone bruise in his knee. “Right now I’m still 2019 and I will make a decision in August.”

Barrett plays for Florida's Monteverde Academy, the same school that Ben Simmons attended. 247Sports has him as the No. 1 overall player in 2019, with a perfect 100 composite score.

The site currently has four crystal ball predictions, all of which have the wing heading to Duke. That certainly wouldn't be a surprise, given Coach K's recruiting success, but things seem wide open right now.

Barrett also holds offers from Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Missouri, and others. That list should balloon pretty quickly as we get further into his recruitment, especially after what he just did to the U.S.