Grades for each Duke basketball player thru 6 games

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3. Duke basketball guard Trevor Keels

  • 13.3 points per game
  • 3.7 rebounds per game
  • 2.7 assists per game
  • 2.3 steals per game
  • 0.0 blocks per game
  • 0.8 turnovers per game
  • 28-for-69 from the field (40.6 percent)
  • 11-for-34 beyond the arc (32.4 percent)
  • 13-for-17 from the foul line (76.5 percent)
  • 30.0 minutes per game

After charging out of the gates as one of the most college-ready Duke freshmen of late alongside Paolo Banchero, Trevor Keels has cooled down a smidge from deep the past two games with a combined 3-for-13 clip. Even so, his top-shelf instincts and advanced skills have not vanished, meaning the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Maryland native should come in handy against Gonzaga.

Keels rarely turns the ball over, a result of his sheer strength and competitive nature. Plus, he commits remarkably few fouls in light of his team-high steals per game. And although he could test out a few more drives or mid-range jumpers rather than sometimes settling for contested 3-pointers, the 18-year-old’s shot selection and entire repertoire are well beyond his years.

Grade: 92 (A-)