Five-star small forward Cameron Reddish has committed to the Duke Blue Devils, according to the Players’ Tribune.
Reddish is the No. 4 player in the class of 2018, according to 247 Sports’ composite, and Scout’s rankings.
“There’s always more to learn,” Reddish said in a video posted by the Players’ Tribune on Friday night. “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. And that’s why I’ll be attending Duke University.”
He teased the blue and white color scheme at the start of the video, giving hope to fans of all five schools on his list.
Reddish joins 5-star point guard Tre Jones as the first two recruits for Duke in the 2018 class. Marvin Bagley also committed to Duke, but moved to 2017.
At 6’7”, 203 lbs, Reddish is one of the biggest-bodied wings you’ll see, and he has the skillset of a guard, making him one of the most versatile players in his class. He’s got athleticism and a willingness to share the ball. His shot needs to improve and he needs to get more aggressive with making his own shot, but he’ll have no problem moving the ball and creating from others from anywhere on the floor within any offense.
When Reddish cut his list down to five, it featured UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, Villanova and UConn. Many experts have seen Duke as the only choice for awhile now, although Kentucky did have Reddish’s interest, thanks in part to Reddish playing for John Calipari’s U19 USA Team. Calipari coached him and showed him what it’d be like to play under Cal at Kentucky.
This leaves the Wildcats still without a player in the 2018 class, though it’s only a matter of time before they start landing 5-stars as well.