Duke commit R.J. BARRETT was name Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year and was presented the honor by former Duke and current Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. DukeBlogger was able to get a couple of questions with R.J. and Jayson.
A few questions with R.J. Barrett & Jayson Tatum
- The 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior guard has led the Eagles to a 32-0 record and the No. 1 spot in the USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings.
- Barrett has averaged 28.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, two blocks and 1.5 steals a game for the Eagles
- A McDonald’s All-American, Naismith Trophy winner and the No. 1 prospect in the country according to the ESPN 100, Barrett starred last summer for Canada’s U19 team and led that squad to its first FIBA World Championship medal.
- Barrett has volunteered locally with the Montverde Lower School Basketball Buddies program, the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and on behalf of the South Lake Church of Christ in Clermont, Fla.
- Barrett has maintained a 3.14 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at Duke University this fall.