No surprise at this point of course: Duke freshmanTrevor Keels is keeping his name in the NBA Draft.
It’s pretty much what Duke players do of course. But is it the right decision?
Basketball-wise it’s risky. He was almost universally advised to go back for another year and we see freshmen every year - meaning freshmen in the draft rather than just Duke players - getting awful advice.
We doubt that happened here. We’re guessing that Keels is following his dream and believes in himself. And he wouldn't be the first Duke player to work his way onto a team after a low draft spot or not being drafted at all.
So while his path is uncertain, he’s an impressive young man and we are pulling for him all the way.
In another development, Northern Iowa’s AJ Green, who considered transferring to Duke, is also staying in the draft, which may mean that Duke looks for one more perimeter player for next year.
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