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Duke Makes Final 5 for 2017 5-Star Gary Trent Jr.

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As one of the top shooting guards in the 2017 class, Gary Trent Jr. is being recruited by many of the top programs in the country, including Duke.

The Blue Devils received some good news on Tuesday morning when Trent announced his five finalists via a tweet and Duke was one of the schools listed.

The other four schools to make the list along with Duke are Kentucky, UCLA, Michigan State and Arizona.

It’s been a busy summer for Trent, a 6’5″, 190-pounder from Minnesota who’s the No. 2 shooting guard and No. 11 overall player in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2017. He was one of the best players in the Nike EYBL and then helped USA Basketball win gold at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Spain. He also had a strong effort at the recent Adidas Nations event.

In an attempt to face tougher competition on a more consistent basis and improve his game, Trent will be spending his senior year at Findlay Prep in Nevada. He had previously attended Apple Valley, the same high school that produced recent Duke star Tyus Jones.

Trent is one of the best scorers in the 2017 class and would have the potential to make an immediate impact for the Blue Devils in the 2017-18 season. He’s also talked publicly about hoping to team up with Wendell Carter in college, a 5-star power forward in the 2017 class who’s also being targeted by Duke.

Both players are considered to be favoring Duke and would be huge pieces in yet another incredible recruiting class for Mike Krzyzewski and his staff.