Duke is a consideration and it could well depend on if Tre Jones heads to the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-3 Jones is currently projected as the No. 31 pick in this year’s Draft, according to ESPN.com. Fellow freshmen Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish are projected at 1, 2 and 6, respectively. “With Duke, if Tre leaves, that is something I would look into,” R.J. Hampton said. “I have to talk to my family. But that’s definitely something I would look into.” “Duke’s message is just come in and lead the team,” said Rod Hampton, R.J.’s father.
RJ Hampton’s dad tells me they’re at 4 schools now w/ Duke, UK, Kansas and Memphis and may cut to 3 soon. Reclassifying to 2019 is still a strong option. They will look at what PGs go to the NBA, including what Tre Jones does at Duke. Story coming later.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 6, 2019
Kansas is also an option, depending on how the roster shakes out. Dedric Lawson is headed to the NBA Draft, while Charlie Moore and K.J. Lawson are transferring. “We don’t know what Quentin [Grimes] is gonna do,” Rod said. “To be honest about R.J., it’s going to be about what’s left at these schools, we’re not in a rush.”
I will say that Memphis definitely has a buzz with a lot of the top kids these days. I’ve been at @McDAAG and @usabjnt the last few weeks and many of the top uncommitted kids are intrigued by Penny, Wiseman, etc. https://t.co/MWnrao6FKX— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 6, 2019