All-State Boys Basketball

John Marshall's Matthew Hurt (1) goes up for a shot against Austin defender Teyghan Hovland (3) during a boys high school basketball game in Rochester, Minn., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Matthew Hurt is the 2019 Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award winner, Monday, April 1, 2019.(Joe Ahlquist/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)

Duke will have a chance to hurt opponents from long range next season.

The Blue Devils took a step toward another top-ranked recruiting class on Friday afternoon when Matthew Hurt, a five-star recruit from Rochester, Minn., announced his commitment.

Ranked eighth in the Class of 2019 according to 247 Sports, the 6-9, 215-pound Hurt is an elite shooter and was among the top uncommitted players in the class. Duke won out over finalists Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Potentially a one-and-done player, Hurt will immediately slide into the Blue Devils lineup and offer a major boost on the perimeter where he'll help space the floor for a team that shot 30.8 (327th nationally) from 3-point range this season.

Hurt averaged 36.8 points over his high school career, finishing with 3,819 points and 1,461 rebounds. 

Duke has already signed three players for next season in big man Vernon Carey Jr. (No. 3, 247 Sports), forward Wendell Moore (No. 22) and guard Boogie Ellis (No. 34).

Guard Cassius Stanley (No. 29), will announce his decision on Monday, choosing between Duke, Kansas, Oregon and UCLA.

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