Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke staff finally have that elite point guard to run the show again, as Trevon Duval, our No.3 rated senior, from Bradenton, FL IMG Academy.
After losing Trey Jones to the NBA, and expected replacement Derryck Thornton to transfer. The Blue Devils had to adjust to having a two-guard offense last winter rotating Grayson Allen and Frank Jackson most of last season. A combination that played well at times, but just wasn’t the duo Coach K wanted to head into 2017-18 relying on.
When Frank Jackson announced last week that he was signing with an agent and keeping his name in the NBA draft, Duke was left without a point guard for next season.
Coach K quickly added a safety valve in Anthony Goldwire, but knew that signing his number one target Trevon Duval was the ultimate goal. And, it didn’t take long to accomplish that go
Duval announced his commitment to Duke on Monday, choosing the Blue Devils over Kansas, Arizona, Seton Hall and Baylor.
The signing of Duval will allow Grayson Allen to assume the role of primary perimeter scorer, a role he is much better suited for, and that move will fill a lot of the void lost by Matt Kennard.
Duval is an explosive lead guard with exceptional quicks, excellent handles with the ability to score in traffic, knock down the three or deliver dimes off the dribble similar to Tyus Jones who led the Blue Devils the national crown in 2015. He has extensive international experience like Jones and should step right in and run the show from day one next fall.
He joins 6-5 Gary Trent Jr., 6-10 Wendell Carter, Goldwire, 6-6 Alex O’Connell, and 6-7 Jordan Tucker in the Duke Class of 2017.