Maryland’s basketball recruiting has leveled up pretty significantly in the last few years under Mark Turgeon. So this doesn’t feel like as big a bite of news as it might’ve in the past, but it’s still a potentially huge thing for the Terps:
Thank you to all the schools that have recruited but there are my final 10 schools. pic.twitter.com/GLlRCFPySi— Trevon Duval (@DatGuy_Trey) August 29, 2016
That’s a top-10 list for five-star point guard Trevon Duval, the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2018. Maryland has been after Duval for a long time and hosted him last winter. He’d be one of Maryland’s most significant signings ever.
I have never watched Duval in person, but people who have assure me he’s as good as the advertisements. The footage is consistent with a player who’d be remarkably good at Maryland for one year and then contend for a lottery pick in the NBA Draft.
The other schools in Duval’s top-10 cut are Cal, USC, Villanova, Oregon, Kansas, Arizona, UCLA, Seton Hall and St. John’s. He’s 6’3 and profiles as a point guard, or a combo guard, or whatever kind of guard he decides he wants to be. He plays his prep basketball at Advanced Preparatory International, in Dallas.
Duval didn’t state a timeline for a final decision, and he can’t sign for a while yet. It’s worth noting that UCLA, not Maryland, is the favorite on the 247Sports Crystal Ball.