Last weekend down at the Super Sophomore Camp in Atlanta, GA there were some of the top rising sophomores in the country competing against one another. To give you an example, two of ESPN.com’s top four 2017 players and eight of the top 25 were in attendance. For the Terrapins, there were a handful of local WCAC products attending, but also a few a bit further away from the DMV. One of those being Trevon Duval.
Duval, a 6’3 guard, hails from Wilmington, Delaware and currently plays basketball at St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey. Down in Atlanta, Duval stood out as one of the more explosive players in attendance, delivering baseline dunks and catching alley-oop passes from local Maryland native Jamir Moultrie and Virginian Matt Coleman. Though listed as a point guard, Duval found himself playing off the ball given the excess of talent in the backcourt. It proved no problem, as Duval has elite athleticism for his size and a fantastic vertical.
Duval has a very quick first-step, and in most instances over the weekend he was able to get to the rim at will. Duval likes to attack the basket and found himself driving baseline quite a bit over the weekend to throw it down in traffic. Duval is definitely a slasher, but he showed off solid vision on the floor and an unselfish manner.
Perhaps the best part about Duval’s game is that he works hard. Duval was aggressive in every game played, and started the camp off with a 20 point performance. As a result, he finished top twenty in the camp and was noticeable every time on the court. Duval currently hold offers from Seton Hall and Villanova, and is getting interest from a handful of other colleges already.
TSMD got a chance to talk with Duval after the camp about his game and the Terrapins. Duval, who plays for the New Jersey Playaz AAU team, is familiar with current Maryland freshman Jared Nickens (a former Playaz alum).
How would you rate your overall performance at the camp?
“I’d say I did pretty good. I played good with my teammates, two top players and I finished. They looked for me and I finished, so I’d say I did pretty good.”
Which player impressed you the most at camp?
“Who impressed me the most? I would say Matt Coleman. He reminds me of Brandon Jennings the way he was diming people, shooting and finishing.”
How do you like playing for a school like St. Benedict’s?
“It’s good. We play a national schedule so there’s competition from all over the country and it’s a lot of fun.”
What do you think of the University of Maryland?
“It’s a good school, they’re looking at me a little bit. I like the Under Armor association.”
“I talked with Coach Bino Ranson. He’s a good guy.”
Do you plan on visiting any schools soon?
“I don’t know, probably next year I’m gonna start visiting schools.”