Duke in the NBA: Trevon Duval Shines in Summer League Debut

PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 23: Trevon Duval
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 23: Trevon Duval /

It was the opening game of the Las Vegas Summer League and an undrafted Duke Blue Devil stole the show leading his team to a victory.

It has been a wild couple of weeks for Trevon Duval.

After the point guard decided to leave Duke after one season, Duval went through the entire draft process before becoming the only Blue Devil to go undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft and the only Duke one and done to go undrafted in the history of the program.

Duval then signed a Summer League deal with the Houston Rockets days after the draft and in his first professional game, the former Duke guard put on a show.

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Trevon finished with a game-high 20 points, three rebounds, and two assists, shooting a sizzling seven of ten from the floor and making both of his attempt from beyond the arc.

Duval came off the bench to start the game and really elevated his game after halftime, scoring 14 of his 20 after the break.

The free throw line proved to be a rough spot for Duval once again, only making four of his eight attempts. Duval was a 59.6% free throw shooter at Duke.

In his Las Vegas Summer League debut, Duval played 23 minutes and only committed three turnovers.

Duval was holding his groin area and limping in the fourth quarter but after a media timeout, he returned to the game without showing any effects of the potential injury.

The Houston Rockets Summer League team has a day off scheduled for Saturday but they are back on the floor on Sunday against the Golden State Warriors Summer League team at 7:30 pm ET as the game will be televised on ESPN2.

Going into Sunday it will be interesting to see if Duval continues to come off the bench for the Rockets or if the coaching staff will give him a shot in the starting lineup. Regardless, Duval has quickly proved he has earned a spot on this team and will try to work his way to a roster spot in the NBA.