The KU basketball recruiting efforts continue as top point guard prospect Trevon Duval will visit campus Wednesday for the Baylor Bears game in Allen Fieldhouse.
The Kansas Jayhawks will host Trevon Duval, the top point guard in the 2017 recruiting class, on an official recruiting visit this week. He will be in Allen Fieldhouse to watch Kansas take on the Baylor Bears in a matchup where the winner will be alone atop the Big 12 standings.
In their Top 100, ESPN has Duval ranked as the fourth best prospect and the only point guard in the top 14.
Duval tweeted out his plans to visit Kansas on Monday.
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Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog mentions Devonte’ Graham could also decide to make himself available in the 2017 NBA Draft, although that could be jumping the gun just a bit.
The Jayhawks have Malik Newman, a point guard transfer from Mississippi State, on the roster, sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. Newman was the tenth ranked player in his class in 2015, according to ESPN.
Besides Newman and Graham, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Lagerald Vick could also still be on the roster next year. Still, this would leave plenty of playing time for Duval.
ESPN offers this scouting report on Duval:
"Duval is as explosive a playmaker as there is in high school basketball. He’s a big time slasher whose driving style translates to the highest levels of the game. He’s not just super quick off the bounce, but also powerful at his size…"
247 Sports has the Jayhawks with only a slim 6 percent chance of signing the 6’3″ point guard. Their Crystal ball has Duke as the overwhelming favorite for his services.
The KU basketball recruiting campaign has already received commitments for Billy Preston, Marcus Garret, and Arizona mid-season transfer Sam Cunliffe. Duval will top of a terrific class for Bill Self and his staff.
The Kansas Jayhawks will need to replace the guards they know are departing, and be ready to fill in holes if others leave as well. Duval would be a big signing if Self can get him into the fold.