Duke’s Duval, BC’s North Carolina backcourt latest to declare for draft

Duval becomes the Blue Devils' 14th one-and-done player; guards Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman have option of returning to school

Trevon Duval drives to the basket against Kansas during the NCAA's Midwest Region championship game (Steven Branscombe/USA TODAY Sports)

  Freshman guard Trevon Duval became Duke’s second one-and-done player this season Wednesday with his announcement that he will join teammate Marvin Bagley III in the NBA draft.

  Duval is the 14th Blue Devil to declare for the draft after just one college season. Fellow freshmen Wendell Carter and Gary Trent Jr. are expected to add their names to the list within the next few days.

 Of the previous 12 Duke one-and-dones, 11 have been first-round selections with nine lottery picks.

  Duval led Duke with 207 assists, fourth all-time by a Duke freshman. His average of 5.6 assists per game ranked third in the ACC, and is tied for the third-best mark in a season by a Duke freshman. He averaged 10.3 points, reaching double figures 19 times, including a career-high 22 against Portland State.

  “We wish Trevon the very best,” Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. “He showed unbelievable improvement, especially at the end of the year. His athleticism and his ability to guard at the next level will help him. We know that great things will happen for Trevon as he embarks on his pro career and will be watching and supporting him every step of the way.”

  In addition to Duval, North Carolina natives Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman of Boston College also announced their intention to enter the draft. The Eagles stars, who formed one of the ACC’s best backcourts last season, will not hire agents, leaving open the option of returning to school.

  Robinson, from Raleigh’s Broughton High School, led the ACC in scoring at 20.7 points per game while earning first-team all-conference honors. Bowman, from Havelock, averaged 17.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.

  Here is the list of state players that have either declared for the draft or announced their decision to transfer:


Marvin Bagley III, Duke*

Trevon Duval, Duke*

Omer Yurtseven, NC State

Doral Moore, Wake Forest

Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest

Chris Clemons, Campbell

Jerome Robinson (Raleigh), Boston College

Ky Bowman (Havelock), Boston College

Jon Davis, Charlotte

Andrien White, Charlotte

*-expected to sign with an agent


Keyshawn Woods, Wake Forest

Donovan Mitchell, Wake Forest

Rich Washington, Wake Forest

Sam Japhet-Mathias, Wake Forest  (to San Jose State)

Jalek Felton, UNC

Darius Hicks, NC State

Shaun Kirk, NC State (to UNC Pembroke)

Spencer Newman, NC State

Jordan Tucker, Duke (to Butler)

Raquan Wilkins, ECU

JaQuel Richmond, UNCW

Zach Cottrell, Appalachian State

Andre Fox, High Point

Luke Vargo, High Point

Jamal Wright, High Point

Brandon Goldsmith, NC Central

Alston Jones, NC Central

Alex Mills, NC Central

C.J. Wiggins, NC Central

Kwei Lartney, NC A&T

Femi Olujobi, NC A&T

Raymon Pratt, NC A&T