Top point guard Duval commits to Duke
Posted May 15
Durham, N.C. — Trevon Duval, a consensus 5-star point guard in the 2017 recruiting class, committed to Duke Monday.
The 6-foot-3 Duval made his announcement known via a YouTube video that describes his journey from birth, to youth basketball, to college.
“I’m excited to evolve as a student, as a basketball player and, now and forever, as a Blue Devil,” Duval said to close his announcement.
The decision comes just three days after Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson declared that he would hire an agent and remain in the NBA Draft. A week ago, Duke missed out on landing top forward Kevin Knox as he elected to go to Kentucky.
Duval becomes the sixth player to commit to Duke for the class of 2017 and fourth guard. Gary Trent Jr., also a five-star prospect, highlights the group that includes shooting guards Alex O'Connell and Jordan Goldwire. Wendell Carter, a five-star recruit and the No. 3 ranked power forward by Rivals.com and Jordan Tucker, a top-40 forward, complete the class.
After ups and downs over the last couple seasons, Duke will also return senior Grayson Allen to their backcourt to presumably assist Duval and the other guards. The Blue Devils will lose consensus All-American Luke Kennard.
Other departures from Duke's roster for next season include Amile Jefferson, Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Chase Jeter and Sean Obi.