Duke is used to losing one-and-done talent to the NBA, but a none-and-done is something new.
According to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, that's what one member of the Blue Devils' prized recruiting class will be, as Boogie Ellis is asking out of his letter of intent in order to pursue other opportunities and Duke is expected to grant the request.
Ranked No. 34 overall in the Class of 2019, Ellis, a point guard, was the second player to join Duke's 2019 class, committing on Nov. 9 before signing on Nov. 20.
The Blue Devils' backcourt became more crowded for next season when Tre Jones announced his decision to return for his sophomore season, then Duke made a late push to land elite guard Cassius Stanley, a shooting guard who ranks No. 31 overall in the class.
Ellis originally visited Duke and North Carolina, and with the Tar Heels having recently wrapped up their class, it's expected that Memphis will be a major player in his recruitment moving forward. San Diego State and Southern California were also heavily involved before he picked the Blue Devils.
With Ellis moving on, Duke has room to pursue one more player for this class, with big man Trendon Watford as the most likely candidate remaining. Guard R.J. Hampton announced his decision to reclassify this week and didn't list the Blue Devils among his favorites, but it's unclear whether Duke's opening might now draw his interest.