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Analyst Roundtable: Duke's recent misses, next to commit, more

After a few high-profile misses in the class of 2019, should Duke be worried about recruiting? There is no question about it. The Blue Devils have failed to find much traction in the 2019 class, and after losing two of its top targets, Duke enters the fall without a commitment. That all could be put to bed by the time November rolls around in the form of , , and . (Rivals.com)

Florida State lands elite JuCo shooter Nathanael Jack

Florida State added to its 2019 class Saturday with the commitment of Eastern Florida State College shooter Nathanael Jack. A 6-foot-5 prospect who hails from Canada, Jack is regarded as one of the top junior college prospects this fall and gives the Seminoles a deadly scoring weapon off of the catch and shoot. Jack picked Florida State over Kansas, Miami and Texas Tech. (Rivals.com)

Four-star guard David Johnson commits to Louisville

Four-star recruit David Johnson committed to Louisville on Saturday, he tells 247Sports. Johnson, a 6-foot-5 combo guard out of Louisville (Ky.) Trinity, picked the Cardinals over his other finalist Georgia, who he visited this past weekend. Johnson is slated to take his official visit to Louisville this coming weekend, but he didn't see a reason to wait before announcing his pledge. (247 Sports)

Elite forward Christian Brown motivated after fresh start at McEachern

was a five-star basketball recruit with a limitless ceiling, but after a subpar summer, Brown took a steep dive in the national rankings. Brown has a reason for his lackluster play, but he won’t give that reason for fear of coming off as an excuse maker. However, If his recent play at the Super 64 was any indication of what he’ll display this season, buy stock in Brown. (USA Today)

Matthew Hurt, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl being pursued heavily by Kansas

Minnesota remains a serious contender for , a 6-foot-9 forward from Rochester, Minn., who also has basketball powerhouses Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke and Villanova on his list of suitors. will visit UNC this weekend, then Kansas for Late Night in the Phog a week from Friday, then make his final visit to Arizona on Oct. 12-14. (Kansas City Star)

Trayce Jackson-Davis could make his college choice soon

, the No. 15 recruit in the country in the 247sports composite rankings, can see the finish line. Coaches from his four finalists – Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State and UCLA – have been in at open gyms and for in-home visits. He has taken official visits to UCLA and Iowa in the past three weeks and has officials scheduled to Indiana and Michigan State. (Indianapolis Star)

Sting Factor: Impact of Josiah James' Tennessee commitment on Duke, Clemson, MSU

Tennessee has beaten some of college basketball's Goliaths for the commitment of . It's a gut punch for runners-up Clemson, Duke, and Michigan State. Duke put a ton of time and effort into the recruitment of James, and after missing on last week, the thought was that the Blue Devils would respond with the commitment of the top-15 prospect. (Rivals.com)

Introductory top 35 for basketball reruiting class of 2021

With a year of high school under their belts and their sophomore years started, it's time to introduce our first ranking of the class of 2021. There will be many new names finding their way in and out of the rankings as we expand and update them over the next few years. To start things off, though, Hamilton, Wisconsin small forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. has claimed 2021's top spot. (Rivals.com)

Miami goes four deep for Cole Anthony

Miami went four deep for with coach Jim Larranaga and three assistants on Tuesday at Oak Hill Academy. The son of former NBA point guard Greg Anthony, Anthony has taken an unofficial visit to Miami, which is about an hour from where Greg lives in Delray Beach. Cole also has taken unofficial trips to North Carolina, Wake Forest and UCLA and an official to Notre Dame. (Zag's Blog)

Josiah James Commits to Tennessee Over Duke, Clemson

Tennessee’s Rick Barnes, the man that brought Kevin Durant and T.J. Ford to Texas, has gotten things going in the 2019 class as five-star guard committed to Tennessee on Wednesday. James picked the Vols over Clemson and Duke. He visited Tennessee the first weekend of September and took a trip to Clemson last weekend before cancelling his visit to Duke. (NBC Sports)

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