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The Duke Chronicle Looks At Freshman Guard Trevor Keels

An intriguing young talent for the Blue Devils

City Of Palms Classic
 FORT MYERS, FL - DECEMBER 19: Trevor Keels #0 of Paul VI High School looks on against McEachern High School during the City Of Palms Classic at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on December 19, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida.
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One of the freshmen we’re most interested in seeing is Trevor Keels. Keels is somewhat unusual in that he’s a lot bigger than you’d expect for a guard. At 6-4 and 221, he may have to ultimately slim down, but, somewhat like Zion Williamson, albeit on a smaller scale, he has surprising athleticism for someone his size.

His main calling card is his shooting but he’s also athletic (and strong) enough to get to the rim.

According to this piece from the Duke Chronicle, he also gets one other really important element of basketball that not everyone understands: he keeps moving.

If you watch almost any game, you’ll see players who stand around with their hands out, calling for the ball. Your chances of making something happening are vastly better if you keep moving.

Aside from the benefits to yourself, it also makes your defender work harder than he probably wants to. The greatest example of this is probably the late John Havlicek, who never stopped moving when he was with the Boston Celtics. He constantly got easy baskets because of this.

If Keels has learned that already, he’s going to do well.