Trevon Duval, ranked as the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2017, will play his senior year IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), his father announced on Facebook on Sunday.
Duval, a Delaware native ranked as the No. 5 overall player in the Class by ESPN, played last season at Advanced Prep in Dallas and was at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J., as a sophomore.
“Thanks to All the High Schools that have been recruiting Trevon Duval … Trevon will be attending IMG Academy,” Trevor Duval wrote in a post that also included a brief video about IMG.
Duval is coming off a stellar summer in which he won the Under Armour Association championship with WER1, becoming the only player to win the Nike EYBL and UA titles in consecutive years.
Duval has trimmed his college list to nine schools, including Maryland, Kansas and Villanova, among others, but at least he knows where he will spend the next year.
Duval is the latest high-profile player to leave API, following Billy Preston, who transferred to Oak Hill.
Sports Illustrated reported in June that the NCAA ruled in April that it would no accept classes from API. Trevor Duval said his son has taken online classes through University of Nebraska High School.
“We were ready for that from the NCAA,” API coach Ray Forsett told USA TODAY High School Sports after the SI report. “What people don’t understand is that when you’re just opening a school there’s a lot of scrutiny that comes along with it.
“For that reason, we met with the parents before the season and, as Coach (Trevor) Duval stated, a lot of the guys went the same route as Trevon (Duval) and took classes with accredited, university-based online schools that were approved through the eligibility center to make sure they would be fine either way.”