The Duke Blue Devils have landed the commitment of 2019 top four-star guard Cassius Stanley just days after also getting a commitment from five-star forward Matthew Hurt. This is the fifth commitment that the Blue Devils have received in the recruiting class of 2019. It further establishes Duke’s class as the number one class of 2019 so far.
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— Cassius Stanley (@cassius_stanley) April 22, 2019
The Blue Devils add the guard and now have an even more loaded recruiting class paired with veteran leadership returning to the program next year. The guard is listed at 6’5″ and 180 pounds which makes him the ideal size for the shooting guard position in college.
He will immediately provide an impact for head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team and may end up starting right away over other names on the roster. Duke emerged late in the running for the guard, but a last minute visit made it obvious the Blue Devils were at least being heavily considered. The Blue Devils have landed another talented recruit in 2019.
Duke’s roster next year will be loaded even if Marques Bolden and Javin DeLaurier decide to stay in the 2019 NBA Draft. The role of fellow four-star recruit and guard Boogie Ellis becomes less clear with this commitment and the return of Tre Jones for his sophomore season.
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) April 22, 2019
Barring a major change with few recruits left, Duke will have the number one recruiting class for the fourth year in a row. This commitment will help Duke maintain a Final Four and National Championship contender status that it is used to each year.
Predicting “one and done” players isn’t easy, but Cassius Stanley is a likely multi-year player with the Duke Blue Devils. The guard could make a stellar impact and jump after one year, but he would probably decide to stay another year at least barring something like that.