Five-star basketball recruit Jalen Johnson landed a scholarship offer from Duke on Friday.
Johnson — a 6-foot-7 small forward from Wisconsin — is the No. 6 overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Though he does not yet have a scholarship offer from Kentucky, the Cats are very interested in his recruitment and hosted him for a visit to Big Blue Madness last fall.
Members of UK’s coaching staff have also been watching Johnson this week. Home-state Wisconsin is considered another serious player in his recruitment.
Johnson averaged 18.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as a high school sophomore this past season.