Indiana has been keeping close tabs on Trevon Duval, the top-ranked point guard in the nation in the 2017 class.
The 6-foot-2 prospect from Advanced Prep in Dallas and the WeR1 AAU program says the Hoosiers are one of the schools he’s in regular communication with as he moves toward cutting his list.
Duval, ranked No. 4 overall by Scout.com in the 2017 class, mentioned Oregon, Kansas, Villanova, North Carolina, UCLA, Indiana, Arizona and “a lot of schools” that are in contact a lot.
Duval said he’s think about cutting his list to 10 at the Under Armour Elite 24 game that is Aug. 20 in Brooklyn.
“I’m starting to look at my recruitment a lot more,” he said.
Indiana coach Tom Crean and assistant Tim Buckley watched Duval multiple times in Atlanta this past week as Duval led WeR1 to the title.
“They still contact me all the time, checking up on me. I took the time to talk with coach Crean a lot,” Duval said.
“They’re pretty much saying that I can be a really good guard at Indiana, that they’d develop me and help me get to the next level and hopefully win a national championship.”
Duval said he’s reasonably familiar with Indiana.
“I used to watch Indiana a lot two years ago. This past year, I watched a couple times, but I was really busy with high school, so I really didn’t watch college basketball that much.”
Duval said he’s not sure if he’ll make a decision by the November signing date. He thinks he’ll likely take five official visits, the maximum allowed.
“I want to take all my officials, give every school a shot,” Duval said. “I want to at least see the campus and experience it, give every school an equal shot.”
As for what’s most important to him, Duval said:
“An assistant coach is someone that I should be really close with, playing style and the lifestyle off the court, classes and campus life.”
Duval said he knows what he wants in terms of playing style.
“Pretty much a school that lets their guards make mistakes, play up and down and grow and get accustomed to college basketball, and also a coach that wants me to mess up and learn and become a better player,” Duval said.