E.J. Montgomery, a five-star power forward prospect, is going to visit the campus of the Duke Blue Devils. Apparently, after landing the top three players in the entire 2018 recruiting class, Mike Krzyzewski felt like attempting to lure “just another” a five-star would be OK, too.
According to 247Sports, Montgomery is the 12th best player in the 2018 class.
He was previously committed to Auburn, but after Tigers assistant Chuck Pearson was caught up in the FBI investigation into college basketball, he bailed on that idea.
For those unaware, Duke has already done this with its 2018 class:
Duke has also landed the top recruit in R.J. Barrett as well as the No. 2 and 3 recruits in Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish. All of these guys are similar heights so it should be interesting to see how Coach K adjusts to playing them all together. He certainly won’t use many two-bigs sets like he does with Wendell Carter and Marvin Bagley and those guys are probably going to be gone after this year anyway.
This makes watching the Blue Devils next season, rooting for or against, pretty awesome.
Montgomery told 247Sports last week that he’s currently looking at Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, USC, Georgia, Clemson and UCLA. It appears we have time before he makes a commitment.