Trevon Duval
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Trevon Duval is an American basketball player who joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018. As a high school player, Scout.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN considered Trevon to be among the five-star prospects in the Class of 2017.

In January 2017, Trevon was picked as a McDonald’s All-American, an all-star basketball game which features the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating each year. He attended Duke University where he played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

Trevon Duval Bio

Born as Trevon Tyler Duval on August 3, 1998, in New Castle, Delaware, the point guard is the oldest of Trevor Duval Snr. and Chaka Campbell’s four children. His father’s family is from Trinidad and his mother grew up in Jamaica but while she was in elementary school, her family moved to New York where she later met her husband.

Trevon got involved with basketball even before he said his first words as a child. As a baby, his father would slip a Nerf basketball in the crib and by the time he was two years old, he was playing in a YMCA league. Back home in their old apartment, his dad would drill him on their Little Tikes hoop and together, they watched the old 1989 Michael Jordan documentary, Come Fly With Me on VHS. They also watched AND1 mixtapes, studying streetball legends.

Trevor Snr., who was described as a basketball junkie, always taught his young son to be a fun player – meaning “fundamentally creative” according to him. As Trevon became older, his father’s desire to see him become the best basketball player also grew. He kept pushing Trevor to the disapproval of other parents as well as his AAU coach, who felt the father was pushing the son too hard. The coach soon realized, however, that Trevon’s father was not mad, rather, that both father and son were driven toward the same goal.

Trevon Duval
Trevon and his dad (image source)

The family later moved to their dream house in New Castle, Del., a suburb 30 miles outside Philadelphia in a bid to give their children a better, calmer life. The house had a big basketball hoop in the driveway and a concrete basketball court in the backyard, which was built by Trevor Snr, for Trevor Jnr. They were in that court every day doing basketball drills and even on some days when the young lad didn’t feel like working, his dad would always have his way. With time his father pushed him to study NBA guards, little wonder the flashy player turned out to be a wonderful point guard himself.

According to his mom, she knew that Trevon would become an entertainer even before he was born. When she was pregnant with him, she met a Jamaican guy who touched her stomach and told her that she was having a little boy who would grow up to become some sort of entertainer. Probably because he believed the ‘prophecy’, Trevor’s dad decided to push him into steering that innate entertaining ability towards basketball.

During his high school days, Trevor did his freshman and sophomore years at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey. Later, he transferred to Advanced Preparatory International in Dallas, Texas, in September 2015, for his Junior season. He took part in the Under Armour Association circuit competition for the AAU team, WE-R1, in the spring and summer of 2016, leading the WE-R1 to the Championship. As a result of his outstanding scores, he became the first player to win the under armor and the Nike peach jam championships. This earned him an invitation to play in the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, New York. Towards the end of 2016, the talented basketballer transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Trevon Duval committed to play for the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University on May 15, 2017 but did not join the school until later on that year because he had to finish his final year of high school first. By the time he joined the college team, he was considered to be a first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

He decided to be a one-and-done player by forgoing his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility in favor of the 2018 NBA Draft.

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Trevon Duval NBA Career

Unfortunately, Trevon Duval’s participation in the 2018 draft turned out in his disfavor as he was not selected by any team. This made him the first one-and-done player to go undrafted in the history of Duke University. Subsequently, he signed with the Houston Rocket for the NBA Summer League.

On July 24, 2018, he signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks which will be split between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Wisconsin Herd.

Height, Weight, Body Measurements

At the 2018 NBA Draft combine, Trevon Devon measured 6 feet 1.5 inches without shoes and 6 feet 2.5 inches with shoes. He weighed in at 191lbs and has a wingspan of 6 feet 8.25inches, standing reach of 8 feet 1.5, hand length of 8.75inches with a hand width – 10 inches.

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