Duke was sure to have plenty of former players show out at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Just one day into the event, one Blue Devil is already making his presence felt.
Trevon Duval recorded the top max vertical leap of any point guard, and tied for the second-best leap of any player on Thursday. The Duke freshman ended with a best jump of 41.5 inches — just short of Josh Okogie and Donte DiVincenzo, who each jumped 42 inches.
Duval also recorded the second-best overall standing vertical leap (34 inches). As those in Chapel Hill are already well aware, Duval has major hops.
He is one of atleast four Duke prospects who are expected to go in the first round during the June 21 draft, and NBADraft.net has Duval going to the Atlanta Hawks with the 30th overall pick in its latest mock draft.
Duval wasn’t the only Blue Devil to showcase his athletic skillset on Thursday; Grayson Allen finished with the top overall time in the lane agility test, which requires players to move forward, backward and laterally around the outside of the key.
In just the second day of the combine, Duke’s former stars are already showing why they deserve to hear their names called early on NBA Draft night.