IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) point guard Trevon Duval never put a lot of stock into rumors he’d casually hear regarding his recruitment until Tuesday.
After an open gym session, Duval spoke with an assistant coach who was there recruiting one of his teammates and learned how strong the rumor had grown.
“The coach said, ‘I’m not gonna recruit you, I already know where you’re going,” said Duval, the top-ranked floor general in the ESPN 100. “I was like ‘Huh?’ I couldn’t believe how many people were believing this lie. I had to do something about it.”
Duval said he immediately took to Twitter to not only set the record straight but also open things up to all schools.
Duval cut his list to 10 back in August.
“I’m open to everyone,” Duval said. “It doesn’t matter if you’ve been recruiting me or if you were and fell of a little bit or if you never were and want to I’m open. I’ll treat every school like they’ve been there from day one. I just want it to be known that I have no idea where I’m going. That’s crazy.”
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Since his tweet, Duval said he’s already heard from Duke and Baylor.
“I feel good about it now that I’m clearing things up,” Duval said. “I want to be able to make the best decision for where I’ll play in college and I can’t do that if people are believing lies about me basically already knowing something. I’ll be setting up some officials soon and every school recruiting me has a chance. It’s about what’s best for me.”