Class of 17: No. 9 Advanced Prep International (Texas) point guard Trevon Duval

Class of 17: No. 9 Advanced Prep International (Texas) point guard Trevon Duval

The Class of 17

Class of 17: No. 9 Advanced Prep International (Texas) point guard Trevon Duval

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Trevon Duval (Photo: Under Armour)

Trevon Duval (Photo: Under Armour)

ATHLETE PROFILE:
Name: Trevon Duval
School: Advanced Prep International (Dallas)
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Point Guard

The concept is simple, the fact that he accomplished it so easily almost seems unfair.

Trevon Duval, the No. 1 point guard in the ESPN 100, came into his last summer on the Under Armour Association and traveling showcase camps focused on two things: Fun and winning.

And just like that, just because that’s what he wanted to accomplish he, not only won, a lot, and had ball in the process, the 6-foot-2 floor general also made history.

Last month, Duval led WE-R1 (Del.) to the Under Armour Association title and became the first player ever to win an UAA title and a Nike Peach Jam title, two of the most elusive titles of the summer.

“It’s still kinda hard to believe,” said Duval, who won the Peach Jam title in 2014 while running with Playaz Basketball Club (N.J.). “I guess it really hasn’t hit me. I just wanted to come out and take my game to another level this summer. The biggest thing was that I wanted to finish my last season on the summer circuit on a good note.’

Duval aveClassOf17_300x400 (1)raged 18 points, eight assists and seven rebounds a game for WE-R1 this summer.

During the high school season he averaged 17 points and seven assists a game for Advanced Prep International (Dallas), which finished the season ranked No. 24 in the Super 25.

“I feel like my shooting got a lot better and decision-making did too, but the thing that I’m most proud of improving is my leadership,” said Duval, who has offers from Syracuse, Maryland, Villanova and many others. “I definitely feel like I went to another level as a leader this summer on and off the court with my teammates. That was the No. 1 area I wanted to improve in and I did that.”

Be that as it may, don’t expect Duval to rest on his laurels; he’s already set new goals to chase.

“Now that I’ve been able to elevate my game, it just means it’s time to elevate it even more,” Duval said. “That’s what I’m focused on heading into my senior season. I look at it like I’ll be in college next year and I have to constantly be improving in order to be prepared. That time will be here before you know it so I’ve gotta get to work.”

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