Friday night, Duke picked up another big men’s basketball recruiting win.
Five-star guard Cameron Reddish, the nation’s No. 3 recruit in the class of 2018, committed to Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils. Reddish is a 6-foot-7 wing who averaged 22 points and seven rebounds in Nike’s EYBL summer league playing against some of the best college recruits in the country.
He’s the Blue Devils’ second recruit in the class of 2018. Point guard Tre Jones, ranked No. 10 overall by the ESPN, has already committed to Duke.
"Reddish is the epitome of versatility,” ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi told the Observer. He “can play up to four positions on the floor. Ultra-talented and unselfish . He has the talent and body type of a cross between Grant Hill and Rudy Gay.”
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Reddish, who played on a USA Basketball 19-and-under team with Kentucky’s John Calipari, chose Duke over Calipari’s Wildcats, his final two schools. Reddish reportedly didn’t take any officials but had been on Duke’s campus several times on unofficial visits, something he had not done in Lexington.
He announced his decision on the Player’s Tribune Friday night.
“My parents always say: You can have all the dreams and all the talent in the world,” he said. “But without work? None of that stuff matters. People say I’m laid back. They say I’m quiet. But they don’t see what’s most important. They don’t see the work. To me, basketball is about what you do when no one’s watching. The way I see it, I’m not a prospect. I’m a work in progress. There’s always more to learn. And that’s why I’m going somewhere that I can be challenged as a leader, challenged as a student, challenged to grow up, on and off the court. That’s why I’ll be attending Duke University."