After posting a strong freshman campaign, RJ Barrett is the presumptive No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft—following former Duke teammate Zion Williamson and Murray State star Ja Morant. The 6'7", 202-pound guard from Toronto posted averages of 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while playing 35.3 minutes per game for the Blue Devils, helping lead the Duke to the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament before they eventually fell in the Elite Eight.
But way before he set foot on campus, Barrett, out of Canada, has been on scouts’ radar for quite some time. His selection June 20 will mark the culmination of years of exhaustive evaluation.
But unless you’ve been following Barrett as closely as those scouts, you might’ve missed some interesting facts about the 18-year-old. Here are 13 things you probably didn’t know about RJ Barrett.