Five-star Dallas (Texas) Advanced Preparatory Trevon Duval can do it all with the ball in his hands. The nation's top point guard in the 2017 class can handle the rock to beat defenders off the dribble, enabling him to set up teammates or finish at the rim himself.
That's why he is one of the most highly sought after recruits in the nation. On Monday, the No. 3 overall player in the class trimmed down his list, announcing his top 10 universities with a thank you "to all the schools that have recruited."
Though Duval is from New Jersey and went to prep school in Delaware before eventually transferring to Advanced Prep in Dallas, five of his final 10 schools are from the Pac-12.
Along with the Trojans and Bruins, still in the running for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound playmaker are Arizona, California and Oregon. Kansas and four Mid-Atlantic schools -- Villanova, St. Johns, Seton Hall and Maryland -- also made the list for the top-tier prospect that recently was named co-MVP of the Elite 24 event after scoring 17 points with eight assists in the championship game.
While Duval has mentioned UCLA by name in recent interviews, USC hasn't been on the tip of his tongue. However, Baylor was one of the schools that he said was pursuing him heavily and the Bears didn't make the final 10.
Duval has the ability to play point guard or could be used as a combo guard, which would allow him to fit seamlessly into the two point guard system that USC head coach Andy Enfield prefers to use. Duval could play alongside another five-star point guard, Derryck Thornton Jr., and the Trojans' captain Jordan McLaughlin, if McLaughlin remains at USC after the 2016-17 season.
If the Trojans were able to land Duval, he would become the highest rated basketball recruit since O.J. Mayo 10 years ago.null