NBA Draft

Trail Blazers reporter Jamie Hudson believes Nassir Little is ‘a steal of a deal’ for Portland

Trail Blazers reporter Jamie Hudson believes Nassir Little is ‘a steal of a deal’ for Portland

Heading into the 2019 NBA Draft, mock drafts forecasted North Carolina’s highly-touted freshman Nassir Little to be picked somewhere in the 10-15 range.

Portland Trail Blazers reporter Jamie Hudson, who had diligently researched the team’s possible picks, believed Little would be selected somewhere between pick 11 and 14.

But during the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, Little slid down the draft board and the Trail Blazers jumped at the opportunity to select the former Tar Heel with their first-round pick at No. 25.

“The fact that he landed in the Blazers lap at No. 25, I really agree with all the people out there saying he’s a steal of a deal,” Hudson told Brian Noe of The Noe Show. 

Little has been praised for his intriguing athleticism, but many believe his draft stock slipped due to his lackluster three-point shooting. The long and athletic forward shot 47.8 percent from the field at UNC, but made only 14-of-52 threes and failed to show his abilities as a perimeter threat.

Hudson, however, believes that Little’s got an arsenal of three-point shots ready to be released.

“Fans are all concerned, he can’t shoot the three,” Hudson said. “This is a guy who used to love to play a lot of pick up games and he wanted to take it to the rim because he could. He’s an athletic build, he’s got the height, so he was dominating in that way.”

She continued: “He just needs to get the reps. So I still believe that Nassir Little can definitely be a valuable 3-and-D guy in the NBA.”

While the Trail Blazers sole draft pick has a lot to prove in his first season, Little has shown that he’s ready to prove the naysayers wrong.

[READ MORE: Nassir Little goes from supportive family to supportive brotherhood with Trail Blazers]

Denver acquires Bol Bol at No. 44: Gains a potential mismatch for the ages

Denver acquires Bol Bol at No. 44: Gains a potential mismatch for the ages

The highest-rated basketball player to ever sign with Oregon seemed to have come and gone in a blink of an eye. The Miami Heat selected Bol Bol with the 44th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft and then traded the former Duck to the Denver Nuggets. Last year's player selected at No. 44 played overseas, according to RealGM.com

Here is what the Nuggets are getting with the one of the most talked about prospects and how Bol fits the team’s needs.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bol became the second one-and-done player in Oregon men’s basketball program history (Troy Brown, 2018). Bol would make six Ducks on NBA rosters - the most Oregon would have ever had in the NBA at one time. He is the first top four national recruit not taken in the first round since 2013. 

THE NBA REACTED when Bol fell to the second round after being considered a consensus lottery pick a few months ago.

AT OREGON

Bol’s talent was undeniable during his short stint in green and yellow. A five-star recruit in Oregon's star-studded 2018 recruiting class, Bol elected to exhaust his eligibility after playing in just nine games at Oregon. However, he made the most of his time; the center reached double figures in all nine games and recorded a double-double in four of those games. Bol averaging 21 points, nine rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.

TEAM NEEDS 

Denver decided Bol’s potential reward is worth the risk and rolled the dice on his unique skillset. 7-foot 2 centers with 7-foot-8 wingspans with terrific outside shooting (52 percent from three) don’t come along often. Bol’s ceiling is high as a floor-spacing, rim-protecting big man. The Nuggets are getting a major mismatch potential.

PRAISED FOR 

He is one of the longest players in NBA, measuring at 7’2 with a 7’7 wingspan and 9’7 standing reach at the combine. Even with his length, he is surprisingly quick. He is a serious weapon from beyond the arc; hitting 52 percent of his three-pointers at Oregon. Bol is an effective shot blocker; blocking 12.4 percent of opposing shots while he was on the floor at Oregon.

NEEDS TO WORK ON 

Bol’s measurements are a red flag. At the NBA combine, Bol weighed in 208 pounds, the same weight as Duke’s 6'8" Cam Reddish. He also was listed at 7.1 percent body fat, one of the highest percentages measured. On the 2018-19 Oregon basketball roster, Bol was listed as 235 pounds before his season ending foot injury. It’s highly possible Oregon rounded up on his weight, so it doesn’t necessarily mean that the 18-year-old has dropped almost 30 pounds. However, NBA teams will want to see him get stronger and put on more weight. 

It’s imperative Bol lives in the weight room and works on his endurance to reach his NBA potential.

HOMETOWN Olathe, Kan.

OREGON COACH DANA ALTMAN SAID

“Bol is a very talented young man who will continue to grow as a player as he gets stronger,” said Altman. “He has some unique skills that will allow him to have a long and prosperous career.”

How to watch the 2019 NBA Draft Preview Show

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How to watch the 2019 NBA Draft Preview Show

Happy 2019 NBA Draft Day!

We are getting you ready for tonight's draft with TWO shows streaming live on the My Teams app.

Check out the NBA Draft Preview show at 9am right here on your desktop computer or you can also catch all the predictions and Trail Blazers news right here on your phone.  The second show will stream live at noon. 

 

Concerns surround Oregon forward Kenny Wooten’s NBA readiness

Concerns surround Oregon forward Kenny Wooten’s NBA readiness

The 2019-20 Oregon men’s basketball roster is currently looking pretty sparse. The Ducks team that pulled off an inspired late season run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 has largely dispersed.

Two seniors moved on, three players left the program for the NBA Draft and two Ducks have transferred.

The latest Duck to fly away? Shot-blocking phenom, Kenny Wooten.

On Sunday night, Wooten took to Instagram to announce he will forgo his junior season and stay in the NBA Draft.

Wooten’s decision is an interesting one and of course he could still change his mind, ultimately he has until May 29 to declare for the NBA Draft or return to Oregon.

The 6-foot-9 rim protector’s athleticism is undeniable. In his two seasons at UO, Wooten ranks third all-time in Oregon history for blocked shots with 166, earning back-to-back All-Pac-12 Defensive team honors. His defensive contributions late in the 2018-19 season propelled Oregon’s push to win the Pac-12 Tournament and dance to the Sweet 16.


So is he trying to strike while the iron is hot? Wooten has not returned a message seeking comment and the school has not confirmed a final decision from Wooten.

NBC Sports NBA Draft Analyst Rob Dauster would advise Wooten to return to school. 

“The concern I have is two-fold,” Dauster said. “For starters, if he’s not catching and dunking, he really can’t do anything offensively. He had 33 assists in 70 college games. That’s fine when you’re Clint Capela, but - and I don’t have official measurements for him yet - Wooten is roughly three inches shorter or so.”

“The other question is if he’s going to end up being as defensively versatile as someone like Jordan Bell. You watch what Jordan does in this Golden State defense, and he’s switching and trapping and swarming and all over the place on the perimeter in addition to being the athlete/dunker/shot-blocker. I don’t know if Wooten can do all of that. I think he’s far less mobile and fleet a foot.”

Wooten was not invited to the NBA Combine and isn’t on ESPN’s board for the top 100 players for this year’s NBA Draft.

Of course, Wooten can develop and improve his weaknesses at the professional level, but it appears that would likely happen in the NBA G League or as a two-way player.

“He is 21 already, so if he wants to start earning money, I get it, I just think that coming back, adding some semblance of an offensive repertoire and improving on where he struggles defensively could get him to a point where he could get a guaranteed contract in next year’s draft,” Dauster said.

“But, frankly, that isn’t a guarantee either.”

Since the exodus of Ducks from the program, Oregon has yet to add a player eligible to play this season. UO has only three players from last year’s team (if senior Payton Pritchard comes back) with a total of six eligible scholarship players (Duquesne transfer Eric Williams must sit this year).

I don’t doubt coach Dana Altman, who has become a wizard at piecing rosters together in crunch time. However, if Wooten changes his mind and has a consistent junior season exemplifying offensive growth and defensive versatility… It’d be beneficial for Oregon and likely Wooten’s draft stock.

Louis King officially NBA bound: Ducks still capable of greatness

Louis King officially NBA bound: Ducks still capable of greatness

Louis King won’t be in an Oregon Duck uniform next season. The 6-foot-9 forward declared on Twitter that he'd be hiring and agent and submitting paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2019 NBA draft.

The freshman becomes the third one-and-done player at Oregon in two seasons (Troy Brown and Bol Bol). He’s largely projected to be a second round selection although some mock drafts do not have him listed.

Of course, a strong NBA Combine workout and workouts hosted by NBA teams could increase King’s draft stock.

This decision comes on the heels of Oregon women’s basketball star Sabrina Ionescu choosing to forgo the WNBA draft, where she would have likely been the top pick.

If King had stayed for his sophomore season, Oregon had the recipe to be a Final Four contender; returning seven scholarship players and adding a top 10 recruiting class. But don't fret, Ducks fans, next season is not lost. The Ducks can still find success and make a posteason run with Dana Altman as head coach, Kenny Wooten and Payton Pritchard's likely return, a strong incoming class and the team buying into elite defense. However, without King, Oregon will again need to find its centerpiece star, similar to when Bol was lost to a season ending injury.

“My incredible coaches, teammates, managers, and training staff made me a better player on the court and a better person off the court,” King said on Twitter. “And to the fans who supported me and lifted me up - Oregon fans are the best in the world and there is no better place to play college basketball.

"As grateful as I am for the journey that has brought me to this point, my family and I have decided the time has come for me to pursue my next dream. This is the one that has driven me since I first started playing basketball as a young kid, and that is to pursue the opportunity to play at the highest level, in the NBA. For that reason, I am declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft with the intent to hire an agent. Thank you, God bless."

The former five-star recruit gained a lot of attention in Oregon’s postseason run, helping the Ducks win the Pac-12 tournament and advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to eventual national champion Virginia. His 7-foot-1 wingspan helped Oregon’s excellent defense and makes him an ideal NBA selection. In seven postseason games, he averaged 16.4 points per game on 50 percent shooting, including an impressive 61.1 percent from beyond the arc. 

King, the No. 35 prospect in the ESPN 100, finished second on the team in scoring this season behind Bol. He was named to the Pac-12 all-freshman team and was an all-conference honorable mention selection after averaging 13 points and 5.3 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per game and shooting 38.6 percent from 3-point range.

Bol Bol, worth the gamble?

Bol Bol, worth the gamble?

The highest-rated basketball player to ever sign with Oregon seems to have come and gone in a blink of an eye.

Freshman center Bol Bol made his move to the NBA official on Saturday via his Instagram and has hired an agent at CAA, according to ESPN.

“What an incredible ride it has been,” Bol wrote. "Although I was only able to play in 9 games this year, being a part of this journey with my teammates and coaching staff all the way to the Sweet 16 has been by far one of the greatest moments of my life. We created a true brotherhood and the memories we made will last a lifetime”.

Bol’s talent was undeniable during his short stint in green and yellow. But did he display enough of his immense potential before the season ending injury to wipe away the red flag durability concerns? Will the 7-foot-2 center be a lottery selection or has his draft stock slipped?

Before diving into his NBA future, it’s important to note that Bol does have a loss-of-value insurance policy that could come into play if he winds up falling in the draft due to the fractured foot, which required surgery. Bol was unsure of the amount, according to James Crepea.

Turmoil also surrounds Bol; celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti accused the former five-star recruit of receiving funds from Nike in a recruitment scheme but has not provided specifics or evidence to support his claims. 

It’s easy to see why Bol is one of the most intriguing players in the 2019 NBA draft; 7-foot 2 centers with 7-foot-8 wingspans with terrific outside shooting (52 percent from three) don’t come along often. In his nine games with the Ducks, he led the team in points (21.0 per game), rebounds (9.6) and blocks (2.7).

Once a sure lottery pick, some mock drafts have him on the edge of the first round after his surgery.

He is the No. 23 prospect in the latest CBS Sports Top 75 Big Board, projected to be drafted at No. 19 to the San Antonio Spurs by Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated has Bol falling to No. 27, while both Yahoo and NBC Sports have the Boston Celtics selecting Bol with the 14th pick.

Durability is the biggest issue that surrounds Bol as he joined a large group of seven-footers with foot problems. He has dealt with various injuries throughout his basketball career and questions will linger until he’s back on the court. He is no longer wearing a walking boot or using a scooter. Bol’s prognosis, via his lawyer, says he will return to basketball activities in the summer, meaning he could be ready for the beginning of the NBA season in mid-October.

Oregon’s roster lists Bol at 235 pounds. The son of former NBA player Manute Bol who played 10 NBA seasons, will need to add some weight on to his thin frame in order to compete against the NBA bigs. However, impressively, Bol averaged nearly 30 minutes a game at Oregon. Similar to his father who blocked an average of 3.3 shots per game, Bol Bol's natural shot-blocking ability is a major strength.

Bol’s ceiling is high as a floor-spacing, rim-protecting big man. No doubt the Oregon one-and-done is in the lottery discussion. His potential for stardom outweighs the possibility of a bust, in my opinion, I believe a team will roll the dice on his unique skillset and Bol will be top-20 selection.

2018 NBA Draft News and Updates

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2018 NBA Draft News and Updates

The 2018 NBA Draft is here. Who will go number one? What will the Blazers do at 24? We will update you with all the latest information here, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for all the latest from the Trail Blazers practice facility. 

First Round

1. Phoenix - Deandre Ayton, 7'1", 250lb Center, Arizona


2. Sacramento - Marvin Bagley III, 6'11", 234lb Forward, Duke


3. Atlanta (Traded to Dallas) - Luka Doncic, 6'7", 218lb Guard/Forward, Real Madrid (Spain)


4. Memphis - Jaren Jackson Jr, 6'11", 242 lb Forward, Michigan State 


5. Dallas (Traded to Atlanta) - Trae Young, 6'2", 180lb Guard, Oklahoma


6. Orlando - Mohamed Bamba, 6'11", 225 Center, Texas


7. Chicago - Wendell Carter Jr, 6'10", 259 lb Forward, Duke 


8. Cleveland  (from Brooklyn via Boston) - Collin Sexton, 6'3", 190lb Guard, Alabama


9. New York - Kevin Knox, 6'9", 215lb Forward, Kentucky 


10. Philadelphia (from Los Angeles Lakers via Phoenix, the pick was later traded to the Suns) - Mikal Bridges, 6'7", 210lb Guard, Villanova 


11. Charlotte (Traded to the Clippers) - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, 6'6", 180lb Guard, Kentucky

Shai Gilgeous Alexander: athletic runs in his blood 


12. LA Clippers (from Detroit, traded to Charlotte) - Miles Bridges, 6'7", 225lbs Guard/Forward, Michigan State

Miles Bridges compared to former Blazer Jerome Kersey 


13. LA Clippers - Jerome Robinson, 6'6", 191lb Guard, Boston College 

BC's Jerome Robinson

14. Denver - Michael Porter Jr, 6'10", 215lb Forward, Missouri


15. Washington - Troy Brown, 6'7", 235lb Forward, Oregon

- Draft Profile - Troy Brown (6'7" F, Oregon)

- Empire - Oregon's Troy Brown

16. Phoenix (from Miami, traded to the 76ers) - Zhaire Smith, 6'5", 195lb Guard, Texas Tech

- Draft Profile - Zhaire Smith: a defensive minded guard 


17. Milwaukee - Donte DiVincenzo, 6'5", 205lb Guard, Villanova

- Draft Profile - Donte DiVincenzo (6'5'' Guard, Villanova)

- Empire - Donte DiVincenzo


18. San Antonio - Lonnie Walker, 6'5", 204lb Guard, Miami 

- Empire - Miami's Lonnie Walker


19. Atlanta (from Minnesota) - Kevin Huerter, 6'7", 190lb Guard, Maryland

- Draft Profile - 6'7 SG Kevin Huerter: A very versatile playmaker 


20. Minnesota (from Oklahoma City via Utah) - Josh Okogie, 6'4", 213lb Guard, Georgia Tech 

- Draft Profile - Josh Okogie (6'4" G, Georgia Tech)

- Draft Profile Video - Josh Okogie: 6'4" Guard, Georgia Tech

- Empire - Georgia Tech's Josh Okogie


21. Utah - Grayson Allen, 6'5", 205lb Guard, Duke


22. Chicago (from New Orleans)- Chandler Hutchison, 6'7", 197lb Guard, Boise State 

- Profile - Chandler Hutchison had been linked to Blazers even before the Combine 


23. Indiana - Aaron Holiday, 6'1", 185lb Guard, UCLA

- Draft Profile - Aaron Holiday (6'1'' PG, UCLA)

- Draft Profile Video - Aaron Holiday: It runs in the family 

-Empire - Aaron Holiday


24. Portland - Anfernee Simons, 6'4", 180lb Guard, IMG Academy 

- Draft Profile - Anfernee Simons (6'3'' Guard, IMG Academy)

- Draft Profile Video - Anfernee Simons,

- Blazers Empire - IMG Academy Anfernee Simons


25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland)
26. Philadelphia
27. Boston
28. Golden State
29. Brooklyn (from Toronto)
30. Atlanta (from Houston via LA Clippers)

Second Round

31. Phoenix
32. Memphis
33. Dallas
34. Atlanta
35. Orlando
36. New York (from Chicago via Oklahoma City)
37. Sacramento
38. Philadelphia (from Brooklyn)
39. Philadelphia (from New York)
40. Brooklyn (from Los Angeles Lakers via Toronto and Orlando)
41. Orlando (from Charlotte via Phoenix and Memphis)
42. Detroit
43. Denver (from LA Clippers via New York and Philadelphia)
44. Washington
45. Brooklyn (from Milwaukee)
46. Houston (from Miami via Memphis)
47. Los Angeles Lakers (from Denver via Chicago and Utah)
48. Minnesota
49. San Antonio
50. Indiana
51. New Orleans
52. Utah
53. Oklahoma City
54. Dallas (from Portland via Denver)
55. Charlotte (from Cleveland via Brooklyn and Philadelphia)
56. Philadelphia
57. Oklahoma City (from Boston)
58. Denver (from Golden State)
59. Phoenix (from Toronto)
60. Philadelphia (from Houston)

 

Draft Profile: Dzanan Musa (6'7'' Guard/Forward, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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Draft Profile: Dzanan Musa (6'7'' Guard/Forward, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Position: Small Forward

Height: 6'9"

Weight: 195

Age: 19

Team: Cedevita, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Musa averaged 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 16 games EuroCup games with Cedevita in 2017-18. Blazers fans should know the Musa has a very good relationship with current Trail Blazers Center Jusuf Nurkic. The two formed a bond will playing on the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Musa is just 19-years-old, and his upside has many GMs looking to add him. Here is an in-depth breakdown of Musa, via NBADraft.net

Strengths: He is a leader and has a strong personality ... Not afraid of the big stage, since he is dealing with high expectations since he was 15 years old ... He plays with passion ... Has good size for a wing ... Versatile player who can play from point guard to small forward ... Better athlete than everyone thinks ... Has a good first step that helps him blow by opponents ... Has High basketball I.Q ... Natural scorer... He can create his own shot at a great level... Has a quick release that makes it difficult for opponents to block his shot... Can score from anywhere on the floor... He can score off the dribble with ease ... Very good at scoring on straight line drives... Although he is a right-hander he excels driving and finishing with his left hand ... He can catch fire at any time and score in bunches ... His Mid-range game has improved through the years ... He has added some floaters to his game that have helped him evolve as a scorer ... His range has expanded and has gone all the way to up the 3-point line ... He has been used on Catch and Shot situations with mixed results, but the potential is there... Good ball handler with a great change of pace dribble ... Knows how to use a screen set for him on and off the ball... Very good on Pick and Roll situations as the ball handler, can either find the rolling big or look for his own shot ... He can do the occasional coast to coast thanks to his ability to do a little be of everything ... Good passer... Has a good court vision and can find the open man when he is concentrated ... Probably the best player of his generation in Europe at creating contact and drawing fouls ... Has improved as a free throw shooter... Good rebounder for his position, especially on the defensive block ... Knows how to read the game and make steals... Has active hands on defense ... He can be a solid defender when he is locked in... 

Weaknesses: Playing with passion isn't always a good thing since he occasionally gets carried away by his emotions ... He has an inconsistent motor, with a lot of ups and downs even in the same game ... He is a better athlete than most think, but he is still just an average athlete by NBA standards ... He must bulk up considerably ... Has a peculiar body structure with a slight hunch back with small chest and waist, so it's not certain how he can really bulk up ... Lacks elite explosiveness ... He doesn't really have bounce off one foot when driving to the basket ... He has a short wingspan (measured at 6-9) ... He is mostly a streaky shooter for now.. He needs to improve in Catch and Shot and Spot Up situations... His off the ball game needs work... He must learn to be effective when he doesn't have the ball in his hands... Has problems against athletic wings on both ends of the floor... Can't really finish through contact because his upper body isn't strong enough... Has problems finishing against length because of his athletic limitations... He really likes going to his left and has problems when he is forced driving to his right... His mid-range game still needs improvement.. Should add some Post moves to his arsenal to explore miss-matches... Must learn to let game come to him when his shot isn't falling and not force things.... He could improve his on the move passes... Can be turnover prone at times... His short wingspan limits him on defense... His lateral quickness is average... He is not always focused on defense, mainly because he is used to be “The Guy”at smaller level and didn't want to spend energy on that end of the floor... Struggles on defense against explosive wings... His low stance on defense needs work... Needs to improve his off the ball defense... Gambles and goes for the steal, which adds pressure to his team... 

Overall: Dzanan Musa is one of the best scorers of his generation in Europe if not the best. His ability to score is uncanny and he has already proved it's his most translatable skill at the next level, along with his ability to play multiple positions. For him to play at the next level though he has to bulk up his body considerably, learn how to control his emotions and improve his motor on defense.

Notes: Musa is one of the most scouted players of his generation... He has played professionally since he was 16 years old... He was the MVP of the U16 FIBA European Championship in 2015, leading Bosnia and Herzegovina to its first title at the national level... He was the leading scorer at the U16 FIBA European Championship in 2014, as well as at the U16 FIBA European Championship in 2015 and at U17 FIBA World Championship in 2016...

 

 

 

Draft Profile: Victor Sanders (6'5'' Guard, Idaho)

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Draft Profile: Victor Sanders (6'5'' Guard, Idaho)

Name: Victor Sanders

Height:  6’5”

Weight: 195lbs

Position: Guard

School: Senior, Idaho

2017-18 season averages: 19.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.3 apg

Career Highlights (via GoVandals.com)

CAREER: Finished his career in second on the all-time scoring list with 1,804 points, one of 16 Vandals to reach 1000 points in his career… connected on 440 free throws, the most ever by a Vandal... scored 272 career 3’s, the second most ever at Idaho… had 130 career steals, the third most all-time at Idaho... made 546 field goals, the fifth most ever at Idaho

2017-18: Second Team All-Big Sky… NABC All-District 6 Second Team… Preseason All-Big Sky…started in all 31 games…led the team averaging 19.0 points per game, the fourth highest average in the conference…scored 589 points on the season, the seventh most in a single-season in program history…made 81 3-point field goals on the season, the eighth most in a single-season in program history…scored in double-figures in 29-of-31 games…scored 20 or more points 15 times…recorded first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in season opener at Nevada…shot 45.7 percent from the floor, 38.8 percent from 3-point range, and 77.8 percent from the line…averaged 3.3 assists per game, the eighth best total in the conference…led the team with 102 assists and 32 steals

2016-17: Preseason All-Big Sky… First Team All-Big Sky… Big Sky All-Tournament Team… started 32 games… averaged 20.9 points per game, the fifth best average in program history… has 670 points on the season, the sixth most in a single season in program history… knocked down 101 3’s, the second most in program history… shot 43.9 percent from beyond the arc, the ninth best average in team history… made 157 free throws, the sixth best in program history… topped 20 points 16 times, including five 30-plus point games and one 40 point game… scored 40 points, the seventh most in a game in program history, in Idaho’s win over Portland State… also hit seven 3’s in that game, the eighth most in a single game in team history… picked up seven steals at Washington State, tying the most ever in a game at Idaho… scored in double-figures 31 times in 32 games.
 
2015-16: Second Team All-Big Sky… Big Sky All-Tournament Team… appeared in 27 games, starting 25… led the Vandals with 15.9 points per game… averaged 17.9 points per game in Big Sky play, also the highest on the team… missed a brief stretch of the season in conference play due to injury, but bounced back immediately… averaged 29.3 points per game during a three-game stretch in conference play without fellow guard Perrion Callandret… topped 20 points seven times, including a career-high 33-point output against NAU… scored in double-figures in 24-of-27 games… averaged 17.5 points per game during the Big Sky Tournament in Reno… shot 41.6 percent from beyond the arc, the 44th best average in the nation… shot 84.8 percent from the charity stripe, the seventh best average in program history.
 
2014-15: Appeared in all 30 games for the Vandals, starting one... averaged 3.8 points per game on the season... scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Walla Walla... scored seven points in the season finale against Eastern Washington.

Draft Profile: Trevon Duval (6'3'' Guard, Duke)

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Draft Profile: Trevon Duval (6'3'' Guard, Duke)

Name:Trevon Duval

Height:  6’3”

Weight: 186lbs

Position: Guard

School: Freshman, Duke

2017-18 season averages: 10.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 5.6 apg

Career Highlights (via GoDuke.com)

Career
• Played in 37 games his rookie season and made 34 starts
• His 207 assists were the fourth-most in a season by a Duke freshman
• A slashing, highlight-reel guard with excellent court vision and speed
 Declared for the NBA Draft on April 4, 2018

2017-18
• Played in all 37 games and made 34 starts, averaging 10.3 points, 5.6 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 29.8 minutes per game
• One of four Blue Devils to play in every game
• Named to the NCAA All-Midwest Region Team
• His 207 assists were the fourth-most by a Duke freshman in a season, while his 5.6 assists per game ranked third on the Duke freshman list and ranked third in the ACC
• His 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio was 12th in the ACC, while his 1.5 steals per game ranked 11th in the conference
• Posted four different games with 10 or more assists, the third-most by a Duke freshman in history
• Scored eight points with eight assists and three steals in his Duke debut versus Elon (11/10)
• Followed his performance against Elon with a double-double against Utah Valley (11/11), scoring 15 points with 12 assists and just one turnover in 30 minutes
• Three nights late against Michigan State in the Champions Classic (11/14), recorded his second double-double with 17 points, 10 assists and six steals.
• Accumulated 30 assists against four turnovers in his first three collegiate games
• Netted a career-high 22 points against Portland State (11/23) in the opening game of the PK80 in Portland, shooting 7-of-14 from the field and hitting 7-of-9 at the free throw line
• Had 15 points, six assists and no turnovers at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (11/29)
• Dished out 11 assists in just 20 minutes against St. Francis (12/5)
• Scored 16 points with four assists against Florida State (12/30)
• Shot 7-of-11 from the field, knocked down both of his three-point attempts and totaled 17 points with eight assists at Miami (1/15)
• Scored six points, had four assists and set a career-high with five steals against Louisville (2/21)
• In the home win over North Carolina (3/3), made three of four shots from the field, including his only three, and totaled seven points, six assists and no turnovers
• Dished out 11 assists versus Notre Dame in the quarterfinals (3/8), which were one shy of his career high and tied for the third-most by a freshman in an ACC Tournament game
• Totaled 18 assists over Duke’s two games in the ACC Tournament, the third-most by a player over two games in ACC Tournament history
• Poured in 19 points on a career-best 4-of-5 from three-point range and totaled eight assists in the NCAA Tournament First Round against Iona (3/15)
• His 4-of-5 performance from distance against Iona set a Duke freshman record for three-point accuracy in an NCAA Tournament game
• Had 11 points and seven assists versus Rhode Island in the NCAA Second Round (3/17)
• Exploded for 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting and six assists against Kansas in the Elite Eight (3/25), coming two points shy of his career high and playing a career-high 43 minutes in the overtime thriller
• Finished the NCAA Tournament shooting 7-of-18 from three-point range, the fifth-best percentage by a Duke freshman in the NCAA Tournament