Crestwood Prep’s Toby Fournier announced Wednesday that she’s heading to Duke in the fall to play college basketball.Crestwood Prep’s Toby Fournier announced Wednesday that she’s heading to Duke in the fall to play college basketball.

The Crestwood Prep forward posted on Instagram that she’s heading to the Blue Devils, just as another Toronto basketball star is leaving Duke.

A top Toronto high school basketball prospect posted Wednesday that she’s heading to Duke, just weeks after another elite Canadian there announced she was transferring to another school.

Toby Fournier from Crestwood Prep wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that she has committed to joining the Blue Devils.

“It has been such a fulfilling and beautiful journey and it’s not over yet,” the 17-year-old forward said in a posting with pictures of her in the school’s iconic blue and white colours.

“Big dreams need big moves. I’m excited to announce my commitment to Duke and coach Kara Lawson. I look forward to competing on the biggest stages. Bright lights, bigger dreams.”

Fournier posted back in October that she was trying to decide between eight schools, including UCLA, the University of Connecticut and North Carolina.

“See you soon, Crazies,” she wrote, in reference to the Duke’s famed student supporters.

The six-foot-two Fournier caught the attention of the basketball world early in her young career with her exceptional dunking skills.

Over the years, she has drawn praise from coaches for her dedication to improve her game. She was a member of U-17 Team Canada and has been invited to train with seniors in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

At Duke, Fournier will follow in the footsteps of fellow Toronto talented point guard Shayeann Day-Wilson, who spent the past two years with the Blue Devils.

Day-Wilson announced last month that she’ll be transferring to Miami.

Day-Wilson averaged 8.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 24.3 minutes per game last season after winning top Atlantic Coast Conference rookie honours the year before. Duke was eliminated in March in the second round of the NCAA tournament by Colorado.

Day-Wilson also attended Crestwood Prep, as did UConn star and Kingston, Ont., native Aaliyah Edwards.

In her Instagram post, Fournier thanked Crestwood Prep’s coach Marlo Davis and other coaches she’s had along the way, Team Canada staff, her family, friends and teammates.

“I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without everyone’s unconditional love and support,” she wrote.


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