Class of 2017 five-star point guard Trevon Duval and power forward Billy Preston are visiting Maryland's campus on Friday, Jeff Ermann of Inside Maryland Sports reports.
Both players are on the same Texas AAU team, Advanced Prep International, which is playing at Hyattsville's DeMatha Catholic High School. Ermann spoke with Duval's father, who says his son and Preston are stopping in for a Terps practice.
This is potentially a pretty big deal for Maryland, although unofficial visits certainly don't mean anything concrete in a player's recruitment. Duval is only a junior right now, but a lot of smart people think he's the best point guard anywhere in high school basketball. Out of Delaware, Duval is rated at 247Sports as the No. 2 overall player and No. 1 point guard in his class. He's currently projected by three of five recruiting analysts there to wind up with Maryland.
Here's some tape on the ridiculously bouncy Duval:
Preston is a little bit less known than Duval, but he's still a big-time prospect. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 7 player in the 2017 class and the No. 4 power forward. He's considered an Arizona lean. Here's tape on him, too:
The Terps are probably going to take some sort of step back in 2016, just by virtue of losing so much NBA talent in one draft cycle. But getting either Duval or Preston – or both of them – would prime Mark Turgeon's program to take a big leap again the following year.