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Gary Trent 2018 NBA Draft Profile

Is he ready to explode in the league?

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Syracuse v Duke
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 23: Gary Trent Jr. #2 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots the ball against the Syracuse Orange during the first half in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 23, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Gary Trent, Jr. under the radar?

Could be.

His father, former NBA power forward Gary Trent, Sr., said that at Duke, we only saw a fraction of his game. And certainly his teammates were impressed, calling him a bulldog an intimating that he was the heart of the team.

At times he was a brilliant three point shooter and he flirted with the mid 90s from the free throw line before finishing at 87.6% - hardly shabby.

His draft position may depend on the impression he’s made. If his father is right, then we’ve only seen parts of his game.

Wendell Carter made a similar comment, suggesting that he and his teammates would show things in the NBA that fans haven’t yet seen (he also said that every college team does that and that it’s just part of the way things are).

At 6-5 and with a brilliant stroke, it’s hard to imagine that there’s not an NBA home for another Gary Trent. A number of people have suggested that he could go late which could mean a chance at a spot with the Lakers, the Sixers, Boston or Golden State as those teams pick 24-28.

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