A third high school senior basketball prospect in Rivals.com’s Top Ten has been added to the guest list for Kansas’ Late Night in the Phog.
Trevon Duval, a 6-foot-2 point guard from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., who is ranked No. 3 nationally, will attend Saturday’s season-opening basketball celebration in Allen Fieldhouse as part of an unofficial visit, Rivals.com and ESPN.com reported on Thursday. He will join Collin Sexton, a 6-1 point guard from Pebblebrook High in Mableton, Ga., ranked No. 7, and Billy Preston, a 6-9 forward from Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va., ranked No. 8.
Duval on Sept. 5 issued a list of nine schools: KU, Arizona, Maryland, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Oregon, California, Southern California and Villanova.
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He was born in Queens, N.Y., and went to middle school in Delaware before attending St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, N.J., where he stayed two years before heading to Advanced Prep in Dallas for his junior season.
Other seniors who have said they’ll be coming to Late Night on official visits: Troy Brown, a 6-6 shooting guard from Las Vegas Centennial, ranked No. 12; Cody Riley, a 6-7 forward from Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth, Calif., ranked No. 34, and Tremont Waters, a 5-11 point guard from Notre Dame High in West Haven, Conn., ranked No. 36.
Marcus Garrett, a 6-5 combo guard from Dallas Skyline, who has committed to KU, has said he will attend on an unofficial visit. He’s ranked No. 37 overall.
Juniors to attend Late Night on unofficial visits: Immanuel Quickley, a 6-4 point guard from John Carroll High in Bel Air, Md., ranked No. 12 in the Class of 2018; Bol Bol, a 6-11 forward from Bishop Miege, ranked No. 14; Brandon Williams, a 6-1 point guard from Crespi High in Encino, Calif., ranked No. 25 and Keenan Fitzmorris, a 6-11 forward from Lenexa’s St. James Academy, ranked No. 109.
Sophomores to attend Late Night on unofficial visits: Matthew Hurt, a 6-9 forward from John Marshall High in Rochester, Minn., ranked No. 5 in the Class of 2019; Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, a 6-8, forward from Bishop Miege, ranked No. 18; Grant Sherfield, a 6-2 combo guard from North Crowley High, Fort Worth, Texas, ranked No. 19; plus unranked Markese Jacobs, a 5-11 point guard from Uplift Community High in Chicago and unranked Zach Harvey, a 6-3 shooting guard from Topeka Hayden.
“We do it every year,” KU coach Bill Self said of bringing in a horde of recruits. He cannot discuss specific players in accordance with NCAA rules.
“I think we’ve got … we probably have too many coming. That’s kind of how it’s worked out. We will have many unofficials too. It’ll be a busy weekend.”
Of Late Night weekend as a huge recruiting tool, Self said Wednesday on WIBW (580 AM) in Topeka: “It always is. This year seems to me maybe even a little more important than what we’ve done in some years past. You are not going to hit a home run ever, but we need to come close to hitting a home run and do that. You can’t comment on anything, but it is (season-opening basketball celebration) a big recruiting tool for a lot of schools across America.”