On July 24th of this year, Trevon Duval, signed a 2-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. The 2-way contract allows Duval to play with Milwaukee’s G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, while being available for a call-up. This season, Duval has played in 10 games for the Herd and started 7 of them. He has not been called up to the Bucks while the other Milwaukee 2-way player, Jaylen Morris, has. In 10 games, Duval is averaging 27.8 minutes per game, 11.8 points (38.8% from the field, 26.3% from three), 2.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.9 turnovers, and 1.6 steals. So far, he looks like a player that will either be lights-out or lights-off. For example, in his best game of the season against the Grand Rapids Drive, he had 18 points on 7-9 shooting while knocking down all 4 of his three-point attempts. He also had 1 assist and 3 rebounds. In another good game, Duval had 14 points, 6 assists, and a +10 on-court rating. However, as good as these games were, Trevon will also have games like he did against the Westchester Knicks where he was an abysmal 3-17 from the field with 5 assists and 2 rebounds. Against the Windy City Bulls he played meaningful minutes and only had 4 points on 2-11 shooting. In this game, he also added 2 assists, 1 rebound, and a -14 point differential. Both of these bad outings seemed to come right after a good game. After 10 G-League games it is easy to see that Trevon Duval is young and inconsistent. Although, he has the potential for break out games such as the ones against Grand Rapids and Westchester.
Trevon Duval attended Duke University last year after being an incredible high school standout. At Duke he played with guys like Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter. Analysts had high hopes for Duval coming out of high school considering he was a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-Star. He was a 5-star prospect that Coach K from Duke was able to bring under his wing. He was projected to be a first round pick in the beginning of the college season but ended up being undrafted because of his inconsistent play. He became the first one-and-done Duke player to go undrafted. After going undrafted, he played in the Las Vegas summer league, averaged 9.2 points per game, 1.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and that was enough to earn a deal with the Bucks.
Duval has all of the physical tools to be a solid NBA player. He is 6’3” with a 6’9” wingspan and weighs 189 pounds. He is an uber athletic point guard but the Bucks will have to let Duval develop at his own pace. Most likely, this means that Trevon Duval will not see NBA minutes this season.