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Duke’s latest recruit is so good they are unretiring a legend’s jersey Craig Jones/Getty Images
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 20: Some Duke Blue Devil students gesture towards the Wake Forest Demon Deacons bench on February 20, 2005 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)

Duke landed the nation’s top recruit in Marvin Bagley on Monday night and he’s likely to completely change the outlook of Duke’s 2017-18 season as he also reclassified. The soon-to-be freshman has also worn the No. 35 during his entire high school career, but that number has been retired by Duke, until now.

The number was worn by Danny Ferry who was twice named the ACC Athlete of the Year and was a two-time ACC Player of the Year while also earning a consensus All-American nod in 1989. The practice of unretiring jerseys is not normal by any means so for Bagley to get this number is pretty special and clearly shows how much Coach K values this kid.

[h/t The Spun]

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