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Report: Hurt Trims Focus, Sets College Decision Date

March 25, 2019 06:38 PM

(ABC 6 News) – It’s been highly anticipated since he earned his first Division I basketball scholarship offer as an 8th-grader, but Matthew Hurt’s final college basketball decision is coming soon.

According to a report from USA Today, Hurt, the Rochester John Marshall senior standout and Minnesota’s big school all-time scoring leader (3,819 career points), will announce his college basketball decision on April 19 at John Marshall high school, one day before his 19th birthday.

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In the same report, Hurt hasn’t officially named his final list of schools but said he has mainly shifted his focus on four programs—Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Hurt’s older brother, Michael, plays for the University of Minnesota.

Hurt is also a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball Award. The award-winner will be announced on Tuesday night during the third quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves game when they host the Los Angeles Clippers. As a senior, Hurt averaged 37.1 points and 12.4 rebounds per game.

Hurt will be playing in the McDonald’s High School All-American game in Atlanta on Wednesday. Over the weekend, Hurt was selected to play in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Star Series in St. Cloud and St. Paul.

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