Duke Blue Devil Trevon Duval has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft and will hire an agent. This will be the end of Duval’s collegiate career. The point guard didn’t have the freshman year he expected to have at Duke, but will still likely be a first-round draft pick. Duval just seemed to get swallowed up in a group of talented players while at Duke. The highly touted one and done at Duke University did make an impact on the Duke brotherhood in his short career.
“[My teammates are] all brothers to me, and each of the coaches that have helped me grow as a young man both on and off the court. I hope to be part of the Duke brotherhood the rest of my life.” — @DatGuy_Trey:
— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) April 4, 2018
Duval showed flashes throughout the season but was plagued with inconsistent showings in games. The Duke point guard averaged 10.3 points per game along with 5.6 assists per game in his sole year in Durham. The likely future first-round pick saw his collegiate career end in the Elite Eight against the Kansas Jayhawks. Duval was ranked 7th overall in the 2017 recruiting class and was expected to be a fringe lottery pick at worse. Things have changed slightly since then and now he is projected somewhere between picks 20 and 25.
Trevon Duval dunks one down before the end of the 1st half! ?pic.twitter.com/S6WfmKFok2
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) March 25, 2018
Duval can easily provide point guard depth for a team selecting somewhere in the 20s. The Duke freshman will leave Durham with fond memories and begin his NBA Journey. Coming from a school like Duke he will have huge footsteps to follow entering the NBA.