Trevon Duval is one of the most polarizing recruits of the 2017 class.
The five-star prospect out of New Castle (DE), has been playing high school ball at Advanced Preparatory International in Dallas. API is a school that John Calipari and other elite coaches have steered clear of, as that school tends ot have major issues getting players eligible to play college ball for an NCAA institution.
However, Duval will be attending a new school this fall, though he has yet to announce where that will be. It must be somewhere that UK is fine with, because Duval says the Wildcats are beginning to show interest in him, he revealed said an interview with The Basketball Diary.
"My academics are straight. I've taken online classes and everything is fine," Duval said. "They're (Kentucky) just now starting to get back into it and see that I'm straight with my academics and everything and I won't be going there (API) next year."
This is significant news with UK strongly in the running for fellow 2017 point guard Trae Young and Quade Green. All do respect to the latter two, Duval is a better player who will be a game-changer in likely his one year of college ball.
247 ranks Duval as the No. 1 point guard prospect and No. 5 overall prospect in 2017. UCLA, Arizona and Maryland are among the schools who've been recruited hard even during his API days.
This may be nothing more than Calipari keeping tabs with one of the best 2017 has to offer, but it's still an interesting development.