— courtesy Duke Sports Information and GoDuke.com
November 16, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the signing of three student-athletes during the early signing period.
R.J. Barrett, Tre Jones and Cam Reddish will enter the Duke program in 2018-19. Each of the three incoming Blue Devils is rated by ESPN as a five-star recruit and ranked among the 10 best overall prospects in the nation.
It is the second consecutive season that Duke has landed ESPN’s No. 1-ranked recruit, as Barrett’s signing this season follows Marvin Bagley III last year.
For comments from Coach K on each of Duke’s early signees, click the GoDuke.com links below or visit the @DukeMBB social media platforms.
R.J. Barrett | Video
6-7 // 200 // Mississauga, Ontario, Canada // Montverde Academy (Fla.)
- A five-star recruit ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2018 by ESPN
- Rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the class by Rivals.com
- Ranked No. 1 overall in the 2018 recruiting class by Scout.com
- Ranked No. 1 overall in the 2018 24/7 Sports composite list
- Reclassified from the Class of 2019 to 2018 this past summer
- Averaged 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game as Canada won a gold medal at the FIBA U19 Men’s Basketball World Cup
- Had 38 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in Canada’s 99-87 semifinal win over the United States at the FIBA U19 Men’s Basketball World Cup
- Led the 2017 Nike EYBL circuit in scoring, averaging 28.0 points along with 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the UPlay Canada team
- Earned Most Valuable Player Honors the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic International Game after tallying 22 points and eight assists in the game
- Averaged 18.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists while helping Canada finish in fifth at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships
- Averaged 14.6 points to lead Canada to a silver medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championships
- Narrowed his list to Duke, Kentucky and Oregon before signing with the Blue Devils
Tre Jones | Video
6-1 // 175 // Apple Valley, Minn. // Apple Valley
- A five-star recruit ranked as the No. 10 overall prospect and No. 1 point guard in the class of 2018 by ESPN
- Rated as the No. 7 overall prospect and the No. 3 guard in the class by Rivals.com
- Ranked No. 6 overall and the No. 1 rated point guard in the 2018 recruiting class by Scout.com
- Ranked No. 6 overall in the 2018 24/7 Sports composite list
- The 2016-17 Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota (his brother Tyus earned the honor in 2014)
- Helped Apple Valley capture the 2015 and 2017 Minnesota 4A State title
- Put up 24 points, 18 rebounds and five assists in the state final to propel Apple Valley to the championship
- Averaged 20.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists on the Nike EYBL circuit in 2017 for the Howard Pulley AAU program
- Averaged 23.5 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 7.5 assists for Apple Valley during the 2016-17 season
- Younger brother of Tyus Jones, who led Duke to the 2015 NCAA Championship and was named Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four that year
- Selected Duke over UCLA, USC, Ohio State, Minnesota and Oregon
Cam Reddish | Video
6-7 // 203 // Norristown, Pa. // Westtown School
- A five-star recruit ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect and No. 2 small forward in the class of 2018 by ESPN
- Rated as the No. 4 overall prospect and No. 3 forward in the class by Rivals.com
- Ranked No. 4 overall and the No. 2 small forward in the 2018 recruiting class by Scout.com
- Ranked No. 4 overall in the 2018 24/7 Sports composite list
- Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2017 FIBA U19 Men’s Basketball World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.
- Averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while leading the Team USA with 12 steals in seven games at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup.
- Class 3A Pennsylvania First Team All-State
- Averaged 16.2 points per game in helping Westtown School win the 2017 Friends’ School League Championship.
- Averaged 23.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.9 blocks on the Nike EYBL Circuit in 2017 for the Team Final AAU Program.
- Selected Duke over Connecticut, Kentucky, Villanova and UCLA.
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