This is a Duke team which most don’t know due to the fact that there are only seven returning players. With this being said I am here to give you a preview of each and every Duke basketball player. First up; Trevon Duval.
Name: Trevon Duval
Position: Point Guard
High School: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
Trevon Duval was one of the best players coming out of high school in the 2017 class. He was ranked the number six overall player and the number one point guard. Duval will most definitely start on a team packed with guards.
12 games, 16.8 PPG, .513 FG%, .655 FT%, .333 3P%, 4.0 RPG, 7.5 APG, 21 TO, 21 STL
Trevon Duval is a pure scorer and he will help the Blue Devils travel deep into both the ACC and NCAA tournaments. Paired with Grayson Allen, Duval has the chance to be one of the best, if not the best point guard in the nation. In recognition of this, Duval was named to the watch list for the 2018 Bob Cousy Best Point Guard of the Year Award.
Predictions for the 2017-18 Season:
13.4 PPG, .624 FG%, .850 FT%, .450 3P%, 2.1 RPG, 8.6 APG
In the 2017-18 season I think Trevon Duval will play fantastic. His points per game will most likely go down from his senior year of high school to this season due to the fact that he shares the court with some of the best players in college basketball.
His assists will most definitely go up in 2017-18 as he will be able to dish the ball out to Grayson Allen, Gary Trent Jr., Marvin Bagley, Wendell Carter Jr., and many other fantastic players. This will allow Duval to show NBA scouts that not only is he a pure scorer but he is also a fantastic player.
For the same reason I have his field goal, free throw, and three point percentage all going up while scoring less points. He will be passing more in 2017-18 and be shooting less. Of the shots he takes I believe he will make most of them and in return his percentages will go up.
Don’t expect Duval to pack the stat sheets in the rebounds column. Duke has a very tall team for the first time in a while and not everyone will be able to get five rebounds per game.
In 2017-18 Duval will win the Bob Cousy award for best point guard in the nation, and he will then go on to be a lottery pick in the 2018 draft.