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Arizona Wildcats Class of 2017 hoops recruiting prospects: Trevon Duval

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CLASS OF 2017 ARIZONA WILDCATS TARGETS

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AAU TEAM: WE-R1 (New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania)

OVERALL CLASS OF 2017 RANKING:

Scout: No. 4 (No. 1 point guard)

Rivals: No. 5 (No. 1)

247Sports: No. 5 (No. 1)

ESPN: No. 5 (No. 1)

OTHER TOP CHALLENGERS FOR DUVAL: Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Syracuse, UCLA and Villanova.

SCOUTING REPORT: From NBCSports.com — The athletic Duval made his presence known at the Under Armour All-American Camp last with a very good performance in which he was able to get anywhere he wanted on the floor. Although Duval possesses a quick first step and explosive leaping ability, at times he can be reckless with the ball as he’ll force some plays that he’s trying to make. After spending a few days at the Steph Curry Camp at the end of June, Duval said he has a renewed focus on limiting turnovers and trying to make the right basketball play during the month of July.

HOW HE FIGURES IN AT ARIZONA: As a five-star talent, he would bolster an already strong point guard position at Arizona in 2017-18 with Parker Jackson-Cartwright slated to be a senior and Kobi Simmons a sophomore (if Simmons is not tempted to be a one-and-done player).

BACKGROUND: Being from the East coast (Wilmington, Del.), Duval is familiar with Arizona assistant coach Book Richardson, who grew up in the South Bronx and has a strong recruiting presence in New York and surrounding states. … Duval competes for the same institution — Dallas Advanced Prepatory — that produced former Arizona commit Terrance Ferguson, who will play professionally in Australia this season rather than wear a Wildcat uniform. Reports have circulated that Advanced Prep is more of a basketball factory than an educational institution, a claim its coach rejects. Duval transferred there before last season after attending St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J.

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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