Duke superstar freshman Trevon Duval was suspended for one game for a “violation of team standards.”
No further information on the infraction was given by the school.
Duval, who is slated to be the team’s starting point guard this season, served his suspension by sitting out the team’s 116-53 exhibition blowout win over Bowie State on Saturday.
But despite the minor setback, on the court Duval has impressed his fellow freshman star Gary Trent Jr. so far.
“He’s an animal,” Trent told reporters of Duval at Duke’s media day. “He’s one of the best players I’ve ever played with, and I’ve played with a lot of great players.”
“He’s so dynamic in everything he can do,” added Trent. “He can bring the ball up, he crashes, he bangs down low very hard, he can finish above the rim and he has a very nice midrange game.”
The 6-3 Duval, ESPN’s No. 6 ranked high school player in the 2017 class, averaged 16.2 points and 7.7 assists for powerhouse IMG Academy (FL) last year, leading the team to a 26-1 regular season record and the school’s first ever DICK’S Nationals tournament.
“Trevon is a prototypical point guard: a heady, aggressive leader with a great feel for the game and the ability to make others better,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski told goduke.com. “His natural leadership ability and relentless competitiveness set him apart from others at his position.”
He averaged 15.9 points a game for St. Benedict’s (Newark, NJ) as a sophomore, leading the team to the Prep A title.
Duval then transferred to API (Dallas, TX) where he played his junior season alongside top recruits Terrance Ferguson (Thunder) and Billy Preston (Kansas).
Oklahoma Rivals loves the athletic Duval’s game.
“The Dallas star is almost unstoppable off-the-dribble, as he can break down a defense and penetrate the lane at will,” the analysis reads. “[He] possesses the explosion for ferocious dunks at the rim as well.”
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