Duke basketball pledge to show off shooting prowess on national TV

The latest Duke basketball recruiting prize is about to draw a lot of eyes.

Just two days after Friday’s announced commitment from Paul VI (Va.) shooting guard Trevor Keels, Duke basketball fans across the country will have a chance to watch the future Blue Devil show off what some might say is his No. 1 specialty: 3-point shooting.

At 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday, CBS is set to air the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, which take place in Indianapolis.

Keels, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound versatile five-star who ranks No. 20 overall on the 247Sports 2021 Composite, will be seen competing from beyond the arc against the following seven fellow high school seniors (composite rankings in parentheses):

  • Auburn signee Jabari Smith (No. 5)
  • Auburn signee Trey Alexander (No. 72)
  • Iowa State signee Tyrese Hunter (No. 36)
  • Michigan State signee Max Christie (No. 17)
  • Ohio native Cal Reghi (unranked)
  • Texas Tech signee Jaylon Tyson (No. 35)
  • Villanova signee Jordan Longino (No. 50)

Any other Duke basketball recruits in action at the event?

Trevor Keels is one of at least three McDonald’s All-Americans heading to Durham next season to play for Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Both of the other two are early signees in O’Dea (Wash.) five-star power forward Paolo Banchero and Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) five-star small forward AJ Griffin, who rank No. 3 and No. 7 in the class, respectively.

Plus, the Blue Devils are still technically in contention for one more McDonald’s All-American in Hamilton (Wis.) five-star small forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. while also being among the finalists for IMG (Fla.) four-star center Charles Bediako.

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Of all the above names, though, Keels is the only one who is part of Sunday’s nationally televised showcase.

Should Trevor Keels manage to come out on top in the boys’ 3-point contest, he would then face the winner of the girls’ competition in the Rocket Mortgage Battle of Champions. All of the events will appear on CBS across a 1.5-hour time slot, concluding at 3 p.m.