Duval is a major target for the Orange

Syracuse is making Trevon Duval a major priority in the class of 2017.

With scholarship restrictions on them, the Syracuse Orange have to be extremely efficient in their recruiting for the next few seasons. With that expect them to swing for the fences for highly rated prospects, and one of them is five-star class of 2017 point guard Trevon Duval.

Syracuse dispatched assistant coach Gerry McNamara to track Duval this weekend in New Orleans at the Under Armour Association event. There is no doubt that McNamara had to like what he saw as Duval was excellent.

About his play, Duval said, “I think I have played well. As a team we came out slow, but we picked it up and got three in a row. I have been working hard on my outside shot and on being a leader.”

Recruiting wise it should be no surprise that a lot of the heavy hitters on the East Coast are interested in Duval, who ranks as the No. 4 point guard and No. 18 prospect overall in his class.

“Syracuse, Villanova, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Connecticut, and Louisville have all been calling a lot,” listed Duval.

According to Duval it is not only the coaches, but the style of play used by the Orange that appeal to him.

“They have great guards and they play that 2-3 zone,” explained Duval. “It helps them to get out and run, and I like the coaches a lot.”

At this point Duval says that he has no specific timeframe for a decision, and that he is mostly focused on continuing to improve as a player and get as much information as possible on each of the school’s recruiting him.

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