After being the only Duke Basketball player not to be selected in the 2018 NBA Draft, Trevon Duval has found a home for the summer.
Duval became the first one and done in Duke history not to be drafted after leaving Durham and was the only player from Duke that was not selected in the 2018 NBA Draft.
While Duval is not signing a contract with the Rockets, yet, playing in the Summer League will not only give him the chance to breakthrough with a very talented team, but he will be auditioning for the rest of the league, showing he has improved since his days in Durham.
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According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, joining Duval on the Rockets Summer League team will be Rob Gray, Markel Brown, Deng Adel, R.J. Hunter, Zhou Qi, Chinanu Onuaku, and Vincent Edwards.
Should Duval play very well in the Summer League and latch on with the Rockets, he would join a star-studded backcourt of Chris Paul and James Harden, but that could be very good for the 18-year-old prospect.
Duval would get the chance to sit and learn from future Hall of Famers and learn how to play in today’s guard-dominated NBA.
Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni was all about the three-point ball during the regular season and while D’Antoni will not be coaching the Summer League team, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to think the Rockets would do the same in the summer, but that does not fit Duval’s game.
Duval was a horrendous 29.0% from three-point range while at Duke, but when he did drain a deep ball, it was at a crucial point in the game, sparking a Duke comeback.
As the NBA Summer League gets underway in July, Duval will need to show much improvement to impress NBA scouts and coaches in order to earn a spot with the big boys in the NBA.