2018 high school basketball recruit and 5-star Point Guard Darius Garland announced the final six schools he will be considering in his recruitment on Friday evening. Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA, and Vanderbilt all made the cut.

Baylor, Louisville, and Notre Dame will no longer be considered as potential destinations for Garland, among others.

Despite making the offer less than a week ago, the Kentucky Wildcats managed to squeeze into Garland's top six, along with other schools that made offers months ago.

Garland, the son of former NBA point guard Winston Garland, is ranked as the nation's top point guard by multiple outlets. He is a 5-star recruit from Brentwood Academy in Tennessee

What does Darius Garland offer?

Widely known as a fantastic shooter, the Nashvile native had a very impressive spring while playing for the Bradley Beal Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Garland posted 16.8 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per game in 16 appearances, according to D1Circuit.com.

Perhaps the most compelling facet of Garland's game, according to ESPN's scouting report, is that he does not have many weaknesses. Garland is a reliable all-around point guard who will be leading a college basketball program in the near future, ESPN adds.

The 6-1 point man proved himself as a leader by earning Brentwood Academy a Division II-AA state title this spring.

The Eagles finished with a 30-2 record and as the nation's No. 10 team, according to MaxPreps.com.

Whether the ultimate choice is a blue blood of Duke or Kentucky or the in-state option of Vanderbilt, Garland will find significant floor time as the team's immediate starting point guard.

What's next for Darius Garland?

Considering Garland released his final six schools in late July, we could expect Garland to announce his collegiate choice during or before the Early Signing Period in November.

This is, however, merely an assumption.

Though subject to change, Duke is currently the leader for Garland's services with 62 percent of predictions favoring Duke in the 247Sports Crystal Ball. Vanderbilt holds 38 percent while Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA have zero predictions.

Duke, ultimately, could very likely land Garland. With relative proximity to Brentwood as well as perhaps the most storied program in the nation, Duke may have the most to offer to Darius.

Additionally, the point guard spot will likely be vacant when he arrives on campus, as freshman point guard Trevon Duval is expected to have a one-and-done stint as a Blue Devil.

An upset loss in this year's NCAA Tournament to South Carolina should not impact Duke's chances with Garland. A 28-9 finish in the regular season and a No. 2 seed in March Madness showed that the Blue Devils still had plenty of success to show off.

Only time will tell when Darius Garland decides upon a school, but there's no doubt he is in for an excellent, but surely short, collegiate career.

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