2. Evaluating Blue-White Duke basketball contributor Trevor Keels
Combined stats for Trevor Keels:
- 24 minutes
- 19 points
- 8-for-15 from the field, 3-for-7 from three
- Five rebounds
- Five assists
- Two steals
- Zero blocks
- Zero turnovers
Flourishing in tandem with Mark Williams, Trevor Keels was pivotal in Team White’s statement 15-2 run that left no doubt about the outcome of the second scrimmage around its midway point. During that prolific three-minute stretch, the former five-star prep from Virginia — one of seven McDonald’s All-Americans on the entire Blue Devil roster — was arguably the leader.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound combo guard stood out. He did so by being what the analysts here at Ball Durham and elsewhere all predicted him to be: a Swiss Army Knife backcourt weapon. A beast on the boards for his position. A skilled passer. A silky scorer. An alert, sneaky defender, as he exhibited in sparking Team White’s clicking-on-all-cylinders blitz attack.
Sure, his speed may come into question against the loads of lightfooted perimeter foes he’ll face as a freshman. But it seems Keels has the necessary refinement in his all-around game to hoop with the best. That much is already evident. And as Mike Krzyzewski recently noted, the 18-year-old put up the team’s best score on its recent individual stamina tests.
Perhaps that stamina level was the difference late on Friday night.
Player grade: 93 (A)