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Sunday / July 22.
  • Duke-bound R.J. Barrett will not attend Jordan Classic to rest

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Duke-bound wing R.J. Barrett will not attend this weekend’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn in order to rest, sources told ZAGSBLOG.

    In the last week, the 6-foot-7 Barrett played in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta and then led his Montverde (FL) Academy team to the Geico High School Nationals title at Christ the King High School in Queens.

    Barrett, the Gatorade and Naismith National Player of the Year, is part of Duke’s recruiting class ranked No. 1 nationally in 2018 that also includes Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones. Duke is also involved for 6-10 big man E.J. Montgomery.

    For more on Barrett, read my FloHoops.com feature here.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.