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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)

The recruiting class for either Duke or North Carolina could get a boost on Friday afternoon.

Matthew Hurt, a 6-9, 215-pound power forward, is set to announce a college destination at 4:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Ranked eighth in the Class of 2019 according to 247 Sports, Hurt is an elite shooter and among the top uncommitted players in the class. The Blue Devils, considered the favorite to land Hurt, are joined by the Tar Heels, Kansas and Kentucky among his finalists.

Local television station KTTC-10 will stream the announcement from Rochester, Minn. live via its website and Facebook Live.

Hurt took an official visit to Chapel Hill on Dec. 15 for Carolina's victory over Gonzaga and traveled to Durham on Jan. 19 for Duke's win over Virginia.

His announcement marks the start of a big recruiting weekend for both schools as both Cole Anthony and Cassius Stanley will announce their commitments on Monday.

Anthony, the top ranked guard in the class, is considering Carolina, Georgetown, Notre Dame and Oregon.

Stanley, ranked 29th overall in the class, took a surprise visit to Duke last weekend and will choose between the Blue Devils, Kansas, Oregon and UCLA.

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