5-star Cam Reddish commits to Duke

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The rich got richer on Friday when the Duke Blue Devils basketball program earned a verbal commitment from 5-star 2018 small forward Cam Reddish. He made it known that he was going to announce his destination on Friday, and he revealed the news in dramatic fashion.

The 6-foot-8 phenom hails from Norristown, Pa., and he played his ball at Westtown School. He had consistently been a top 10 player in the national recruiting outlets, with 247 tagging the future Blue Devil as the No. 4 player out of the 2018 class, the No. 3 small forward and the consensus No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania.

Obviously a sought-after commit, there was no shortage of Power Five programs knocking on Reddish’s door. He has fielded 17 offers up to this point, from schools such as Kansas, Miami (Fla.), Maryland, Penn State, Pitt and Syracuse, among others.

Reddish, who committed on his birthday, averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds for Kentucky coach John Calipari’s USA U19 team. Unsurprisingly, the Wildcats were in the mix for Reddish.

The pundits did well on this one, with 100 percent of the crystal balls pointing to Duke for Reddish’s long-awaited commitment.

And it’s a great add to a 2018 class that already features 5-star point guard Tre Jones, who’s the No. 6 player in the class.

Flipping back a page, the Blue Devils’ 2017 class is the No. 1 group in the entire country, headlined by Marvin Bagley, the No. 1 player in the country. He’s just one of the four 4-star recruits out of that cycle, and one that should keep Duke’s wheels churning on the national recruiting front.

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