Syracuse has had very recent success with bringing in a point guard from St. Benedict Prep in Newark (N.J.). Tyler Ennis was a five-star prospect in the 2013 class who became a star for the Orange during his freshman season.
In fact, he played so well that he was able to leave Syracuse after one year and was drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Syracuse is after another St. Benedict point guard in 2017 four-star Trevon Duval.
Duval was in attendance Friday night when Syracuse kicked off their season with Orange Madness.
”It was a great experience,” Duval said. “The best part was when coach Boeheim came out in the Army truck. And the dunk contest.”
”The dunk contest was great,” Duval said. “Chris deserved to win. I liked his between the legs dunk.”
Duval spend time speaking with Syracuse coaches. It was another highlight of the visit as he looks to continue to develop a relationship with them. He believes the more they watch him play the more they will see a perfect fit.
The 6-foot-1 point guard also was able to see the Syracsue basketball facilities, which left him quite impressed.
”Yeah I checked out the facilities,” Duval said. “The Melo Center was great and I heard it’s 24/7 access.”
Duval does not yet have an offer from Syracuse, but still says the Orange are his top school. He is currently ranked as the second best point guard in the 2017 class.