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Duke basketball news: 5-star Cam Reddish commits to Duke

Cam Reddish

The rich got even richer this weekend, as 2018 recruiting class talent Cam Reddish committed to the Duke Blue Devils. He made his announcement by way of the Players’ Tribune.

Reddish is considered a 5-star talent in the 2018 class.

“People say I’m laid back,” Reddish said in the Players’ Tribune video. “They say I’m quiet. But they don’t see what’s most important. They don’t see the work. To me, basketball is about what you do when no one’s watching. The way I see it, I’m not a prospect. I’m a work in progress. There’s always more to learn.”

The 6-foot-8 phenom hails from Norristown, Pa. He had consistently been a top 10 player in the national recruiting service outlets, with 247Sports slotting 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.

Every college basketball program, as well as their mothers, offered Reddish a chance to play for their school. He fielded at least 17 offers up to this point, from schools such as Kansas, Miami (Fla.), Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse and plenty of others.

The commitment came on the recruit’s birthday.

Reddish averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds for Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari’s USA U19 team.

Adding Reddish to the mix is 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.

The 2018 class, which is still taking shape, is coming off a 2017 Duke class that some outlets had ranked as the very best in the entire nation.