SUWANEE, Ga. -- In a match up with with one of the top prospects in the 2016 class, Trevon Duval had the college coaches and recruitniks buzzing after he scored 24 points and hit the game winning runner to knock of One Nation on Wednesday.
Duval stole the show on the opening night of the Under Armour Finals at the Suwanee Sports Academy complex.
“I just came to kill today,” Duval said following his match up with Josh Jackson and One Nation. “Whoever was in front of me I was trying to go at them and win the game.”
And he did just that. With the game on the line the 6-foot-3 guard drove to the basket and tossed in a left handed lay up as the buzzer sounded to get the win.
“I’m competitive,” he said. “I love winning and I hate losing. Josh, I’m real close with him. I work out with him sometimes and see him all the time. It was fun going against him.”
Prior to the game winner, Duval was nothing short of tremendous. Duval is quick, has an impressive handle and on Wednesday got where he wanted on the court. Once in the lane, Duval is a crafty finisher and athletic enough to adjust his shot with ease at the goal.
Duval isn’t known for his long-range shooting, but during a second half surge he buried back-to-back pull-up threes. He appeared more confident shooting the ball, especially off the dribble.
“I was in the gym all week after Under Armour camp just getting shots up all day and trying to get my confidence up,” he said.
Prior to the first July evaluation period, Duval told Scout Syracuse, Villanova, California, Missouri and Oregon were recruiting him hard. After the second session, he’s added more interest.
“Recently I just got DePaul,” he said. “Florida is trying to talk to me a little bit and [North] Carolina.
"It’s great," he said of the Tar Heel interest. "They’ve been talking to me and every so often I get to talk on the phone with some of the coaches. They are recruiting me pretty well."
Duval's conversations with the UNC staff thus far have been with assistant coaches. That's likely to change after Roy Williams's viewing on Wednesday night.
"At one point, when I was younger I used to always watch them a lot," Duval said. "Michael Jordan came from there. It’s just a really good school."
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