Trevon Duval, USA, Point Guard, Class of 2017, Undecided, 18.7
-Physical specimen at 6'3, with a 6'9 ½ wingspan and a chiseled 195 pound frame. Big hands. Wide shoulders
-Tremendous athlete. Impressive combination of quickness, body control and sheer strength in the open floor. Overpowers smaller guards on a regular basis. Gets to wherever he wants on the floor.
-Quick twitch acceleration in the half-court. Has an extra gear. Can play above the rim with ease
-Can make the extra pass. Shows some vision on the move, especially in the open floor. Will uses both sides of the floor at times
-Outstanding potential defensively. Gets low, moves his feet and puts great pressure on the ball with his size, length and strength. Very impressive when he's focused, competing and working to lock down the opponent
-Articulate and intelligent off the floor. Student of the game. Leaves a lot of room for optimism with his intangibles
-Hasn't made much progress with his jumper. Still looks like he's shooting bowling balls at the rim. Shoots on the way down, or from his shoulder. Stiff with his release
-Needs to improve his ability to finish with finesse around the rim. Struggles in traffic at times despite his tremendous tools
-Decision making skills leave a lot to be desired. Not the most fundamentally sound or solid passer. Looks to make the highlight reel pass instead of the simple one too often, rendering him turnover prone. Often a split-second late with his reads. Kills his dribble in traffic
-Gambly defender who takes possessions off at times
Outlook Despite being considered the #1 point guard prospect in the class, Duval struggled for the most part in Portland, particularly in the scrimmages where he was outplayed by Collin Sexton. Duval's jump-shot hasn't made the type of progress you may have hoped, and defenses have gotten much smarter about sagging off him and forcing him to beat them from outside. He's a monster in the open floor, but his decision making skills are still catching up to his athleticism ability in the half-court.