Duke basketball has landed yet one more excessive flyer in its 2019 recruiting class.
California native Cassius Stanley on Monday introduced his determination to decide to the Blue Devils through Twitter. His last selections had been Duke, UCLA, Oregon and Kansas.
Stanley is understood for his thunderous dunks and was ranked No. three capturing guard on this yr’s crop of prep expertise by 247Sports. However like Zion Williamson, Stanley might must show that he can do greater than that on the collegiate stage.
The 6-5 wing performed his highschool ball at Sierra Canyon, alongside the sons of former NBA stars Kenyon Martin and Scottie Pippen. He averaged 17.7 factors, 6.2 rebounds and a pair of.9 assists per sport in his senior season, in response to MaxPreps.
Sierra Canyon completed ranked No. 6 within the nation and received a second straight California Open Division title in 2019.
Stanley will be a part of a backcourt that features sophomore guard Tre Jones and fellow California native guard Rejean Ellis, who’s ranked the nation’s No. four combo guard. If he proves that he has greater than freakish athleticism, he may explode onto the nationwide stage within the upcoming season.
Duke was far and away essentially the most watched workforce in faculty basketball in 2018-19, because it featured high NBA prospects like Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish. Whereas the Blue Devils had been favored to win the NCAA Match, they misplaced to Michigan State within the Elite Eight.
Now the storied program is gearing up for an additional run at a nationwide championship. It has already secured three top-25 recruits for subsequent season, together with fifth-ranked Vernon Carney Jr.