Gary Trent Jr., one of the top basketball recruits in the class of 2017, announced Thursday night that he would attend Duke next fall.
He made his announcement during a one-hour special on ESPNU, along with other highly rated recruits in the country.
Trent plays for Prolific Prep in California and is considered one of the top shooting guards in the country on most recruiting websites. ESPN Top 100 rates the 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard, No. 8 overall and the No. 1 shooting guard.
Trent chose Duke over UCLA and Michigan State.
Duke boasted one of the top two recruiting classes in the country this past year, and looks to continue that trend.
The early signing period for high school basketball recruits started on Nov. 9.
Trent is the second recruit to commit to Duke this year, along with Alex O’Connell, a shooting guard out of Milton High School in Georgia.
Sexton spurns Pack
Collin Sexton, a top point guard who was being recruited by N.C. State, ultimately chose Alabama Thursday night.
His other choices were Kansas, Oklahoma State, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound point guard plays basketball at Pebblebrook High School in Cobb County, Ga. He is consider one of the top 3 point guards in the class of 2017.