The Duke Blue Devils have picked up their first recruit in the class of 2019. Five-Star small forward Wendell Moore from Cox Mill High School in Concord North Carolina has chosen Duke and their brotherhood of basketball. Moore made the decision at his high school live on Facebook. The talented small forward had narrowed his decision down to four North Carolina schools. Duke, North Carolina State, North Carolina, and Wake Forest were all in the running for Moore.
Duke was heavily favored to land Moore near the end of his recruiting process, and when Moore canceled his official visit to North Carolina it seemed all but certain. Moore may or may not become a “one and done” prospect for the Blue Devils and that decision will likely depend on his performance as a freshman. The Blue Devils have an assortment of freshman talent in 2018 that will likely be gone by the time Moore suits up in the dark blue uniforms. Moore is ranked 23rd in the nation for the 2019 class and will be the beginning of yet another reload for head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
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Wendell Moore was quoted saying “it has always been a dream of mine” when talking about playing for the Duke Blue Devils. The young forward has dreams of playing in the NBA, and Duke is well known for producing NBA level talent on a yearly basis. The rivalry between Duke and North Carolina may even become deeper for Moore because of former teammate Rechon Black who will be a freshman for the Tar Heels in 2018. The forward could both likely be starting for the opposing teams at the same position in 2019. Just another level to one of college basketball’s greatest rivalries. Moore will make a talented addition to the Blue Devils and now the Cameron Crazies await his arrival.