Matthew Hurt of Rochester John Marshall announced his decision to attend Duke as his mom, Jenny, and brother, Michael, who plays at Minnesota, look on during a press conference Friday at Rochester John Marshall. Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune
ROCHESTER - Tre Jones stayed. That was enough for Matthew Hurt to follow.
In front of a large crowd assembled in his high school’s auditorium, the Rochester John Marshall senior announced Friday he will play for perennial college basketball heavyweight Duke.
Hurt, a smooth, athletic 6-9 power forward, is a consensus five-star prospect and was among the last of the nation’s top recruits to commit and sign his national letter of intent. He put a Blue Devils cap on his head while seated on stage with his parents, brother and sister.