St. John's Red Storm Looking At Top-10 Guard For 2017, Trevon Duval
Noah K. Murray, USATSI

Chris Mullin looks to continue to stay aggressive in improving the St. John’s Red Storm even after this upcoming season.

It’s not just this upcoming season that’ll count. St. John’s men’s basketball coach Chris Mullin is looking to continually improve the squad in 2017.

St. John’s is looking at guard Trevon Duval for 2017. He is considered a top-10 guard on many scouting services.

Duval is 6’2 and 190 pounds. He is a point guard with at least a 6’7″ wingspan. He is a good ball-handler who is great at driving to the lane and finishing with his quickness and athleticism.

He’s not known for his perimeter shooting but is working on it and looks to improve it in his last season of high school.

There’s no doubt though how talented he is and the amount of potential he has moving forward if he continues to mature and make those around him better, which is what true superstars do. If all goes well, ESPN labeled him as possibly being like a Russell Westbrook or new New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose.

St. John’s made it in Duval’s top-10 list of colleges, Duval did play at St. Benedict’s in New Jersey before transferring to Advanced Prep International in Dallas. So his familiarity with the NY/NJ area could help St. John’s chances.

Whether St. John’s could land Duval or not, it’s very encouraging to see Chris Mullin and assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih continue to stay aggressive in bringing respectability and competition back to the traditional basketball campus.

It was a tough first year for Chris Mullin as his Red Storm with their lack of depth got repeatedly destroyed in games. They will have more depth this upcoming season with the return of guard Frederico Mussini and center Yankuba Sima, along with new recruits in guards Marcus Lovett, Shamarie Ponds and JUCO transfer forward Bashir Ahmed.

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