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Coach “K” Coming to Rochester to Watch Matthew Hurt Thursday

Coach “K” Coming to Rochester to Watch Matthew Hurt Thursday Photo: MGN/Myles Cullen.

February 14, 2019 04:34 PM

(ABC 6 News) – In the men’s college basketball recruiting landscape, Rochester John Marshall senior Matthew Hurt remains one of the top unsigned commits from the Class of 2019—one of the premier coaches in the country is making an extra effort to push him towards his program.

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski will be in Rochester on Thursday night to watch Hurt’s John Marshall Rockets host the Northfield Raiders, Hurt’s father confirmed to ABC 6 News.

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This season, Hurt, who will likely not announce his future basketball decision until after John Marshall’s season concludes in March, is a top 10 finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball Award, and he was also named to the McDonald’s All-American team. Currently, Hurt leads the state in scoring (36.9 points/game).

Krzyzewski, who is best known as “Coach K,” has previously visited Hurt in Rochester—In August 2017, Hurt was the first member of the Class of 2019 to receive a scholarship offer from Duke.

Since 2014, Coach K has coached 12 NBA first-round draft selections. Over the course of his career, the Blue Devils have won five national titles.

Also on Thursday, Hurt was named to the USA team for the 22nd Nike Hoop Summit game. The team will match up against the World Team at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

The team is limited to a 12-man roster, featuring the top 12 seniors in the country. In the past, current NBA stars Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, and Karl-Anthony Towns among others have played on this team.

The Nike Hoop Summit will take place on April 12. The regular signing period for Division I basketball players for the 2019-2020 season opens on April 17.

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