CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --- Trevon Duval heard from the UNC coaches the day before he headed to the NBPA Top 100 Camp and the 2017 point guard is going to hear from them again soon after he gets home.
The 6-foot-3 native of Delaware plays his high school basketball at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. and made quite an impact in helping lead his team to the championship at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Playing for the Cavaliers, Duval was one of the camp's top scorers and led all campers in assists. He left his biggest mark by having the camp's highest single-game point total with 30 points.
With a bevy of strong performances this spring and summer, Duval is already being heavily recruited. Indiana and Oregon are currently recruiting Duval the hardest and he also took a recent unofficial visit to Villanova. Other schools that have been involved with Duval include Louisville, Syracuse, St. John's, UNLV, N.C. State, Cal, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia Tech and Missouri.
The North Carolina coaching staff recently made initial contact. Duval said that he's been in touch with the Tar Heel coaching staff since Division I coaches were allowed to contact Class of 2017 prospects on June 15. The initial dialogue with a UNC assistant coach was brief and Duval plans to speak with the staff more soon.
"They asked me how I was doing [and stuff like that]," Duval said of his Carolina contact. "[They are] going to call me after camp when I'm not as busy."
The recruiting process is still in its early stages for Duval as he has no current timeframe to cut a list or take any additional unofficial visits. This means North Carolina still has plenty of time to get further involved with Duval and he's already aware of what the program has to offer.
"North Carolina is a big program, a good program," Duval said. "I like their style of play."
An attacking guard with great athleticism going to the basket, Duval can score if needed or set up his teammates using stellar court vision. Although he comes from a small town in New Castle, Delaware, playing at St. Benedict's and being in Newark has opened Duval's eyes to big-time basketball.
"It's fun being in the city, being around all different types of things and cultures," Duval said. "The lifestyle of being at St. Benedict's is preparing me for college and everything is helping me out."
During the spring, Duval played with We R 1 in the Under Armour Association and put up good numbers across the board for a team that finished 9-3 in the league. Duval was fourth in the league in scoring (18.2 ppg), second in assists (4.5 apg) and third in steals (2.2 spg). Currently regarded as the No. 18 prospect in Scout.com's 2017 national rankings, Duval could be in line for a move up the rankings after continuing to elevate his play.
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