Filling the void left by jettisoning Marshall Plumlee, the Milwaukee Bucks filled their second two-way contract with former Duke Blue Devils guard, Trevon Duval. After going undrafted following just one year under Coach K, Duval will now have a chance to test his mettle on a Wisconsin Herd squad that’s already boasting decent talent in Milwaukee’s other two-way player, Xavier Munford.
At Duke, Duval averaged 10.3 points, 5.6 assists, two boards and 1.5 steals per game. Physically, his 6’3” frame and 6’10” wingspan show he has the prototypical tools to be the kind of defensive steals menace he was in college. According to The Stepien’s scouting report, he doesn’t boast elite athleticism to go along with that size though. He’s also a horrendous shooter, with just a 47.3 effective field goal percentage. At just 29.0% from three on 107 attempts, and a 59.6% percentage from the stripe (89 attempts), it’s safe to say Bud’s staff will have their work cut out for them to mold his hitchy, side of the face shot into shape.
Still, Bud has experience working with point guards like Dennis Schroder who are shot-challenged, and he did decent stuff with a much older Malcolm Delaney after he came over from Europe. For a guy with the slamball athleticism of Duval who may’ve been marginalized despite his McDonald’s All-American pedigree, it seems like a savvy move to see if there’s something else to unlock.