Former John Marshall basketball star Matthew Hurt leaving Duke for NBA

Former John Marshall basketball star Matthew Hurt leaving Duke for NBA

KAAL-TV
Created: April 14, 2021 02:41 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Former John Marshall basketball star Matthew Hurt is leaving Duke after his second season and has declared for the NBA Draft.

The following statement from Hurt was released Wednesday afternoon through the Duke twitter account.

"First I want to thank God and my family for blessing me with this opportunity and helping me continue to achieve my goals. And of course, I'm so appreciative of Coach K, the coaches and staff at Duke for always trusting and believing in me. It was always a dream of mine to play at Duke, and it's also a dream of mine to play in the NBA. Duke has made me become a better player and person, and has put me in a position to take this next step in my career. I know this has been a difficult year for so many people, and although our Cameron Crazies didn't get to see us play this season, know that we appreciate all the love and support you show our team. Finally, I want to thank all of my past and current teammates for driving me to get better every day. Although I will miss putting on the Duke jersey, it means so much that I'll have a part in the Duke Brotherhood for life."


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