Ranking all 25 Duke basketball players in the NBA this season

Duke basketball legend Zion Williamson (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
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Former Duke basketball one-and-done Gary Trent Jr., now with the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Guard. Gary Trent Jr.. player. 34. 2nd NBA season. 19

  • Games played this season: 43
  • Games started this season: 2
  • Minutes per game: 17.8
  • Points per game: 6.8
  • Rebounds per game: 1.5
  • Assists per game: 0.9
  • Blocks per game: 0.2
  • Steals per game: 0.7
  • FG percentage: 42.9
  • 3-point percentage: 40.4
  • FT percentage: 90.5

Across a recent 11-game stretch, starting with a career-high 30-point outing on Jan. 18, Gary Trent Jr. scorched nets to the tune of 14.6 points per game and a 34-for-71 (47.8 percent) 3-point clip. As was often the case during his one-season stay in Durham, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound former five-star Minnesotan isn’t shy about putting on shooting clinics.

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Had the namesake of a former nine-year NBA veteran not entered the All-Star break with back-to-back ho-hum boxscores, he likely would have landed a notch or two higher on this list. After all, shooting numbers like those above are hard to ignore from a mere 21-year-old.