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2019 Minnesota Mr. Basketball signs free agent deal with Houston Rockets

Former John Marshall and Duke University standout Matthew Hurt will get an opportunity to play in the NBA, according to ABC affiliate KAAL.

Hurt signed a two-way free agent contract with the Houston Rockets on Friday.

ESPN first reported that Hurt has agreed to a two-way deal with the Houston Rockets.

Hurt spent two seasons at Duke University, facing a season-long battle trying to make their 25th consecutive NCAA Tournament before they pulled out of the ACC Tournament following a positive COVID-19 test that ended their season.

Hurt declared for the NBA Draft following a breakout sophomore season in which he became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top scorer.

Hurt played six varsity seasons for the JM Rockets with more than 3,000 career points, with over 1,000 from his senior year alone. Hurt was been named Minnesota Mr. Basketball in 2019. He’s the first-ever basketball player from Rochester to be named Mr. Basketball. Hurt committed to play basketball for the Duke Blue Devils in April of 2019.

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