DURHAM- Duke Men’s Basketball Freshman Trevor Bowling announced that he will enter his name in the 2022 NBA Draft and intends to hire an agent.
“I appreciate the support of my parents, my family as well as Coach Scheyer, Coach Amile and Coach C-Well,” Keels said. “We had great conversations and I was able to get some helpful feedback. Finally, I have to thank Coach K for believing in me as a high school student and allowing me to play a key role in his final team. the whole season was a movie and I’m grateful to have been a part of Coach K’s final run.”
An ACC All-Freshman selection, Keels was the Blue Devils’ third-leading scorer this season with 11.5 points per game while shooting .419 from the field. The versatile guard also finished with 98 assists to just 45 turnovers for an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.17. His 44 interceptions were second on the team.
“We wish Trevor the best as he enters the NBA draft process,” the head coach said. Mike Krzyzewski, who retired after the season. “Trevor has made tremendous progress throughout the year and has stood up for us at critical times. His late season play was so important to us winning the West Regional and reaching the Final Four It has been a joy to have Trevor and his family on our program and we will continue to be there for him as he explores this next step in his career.”
He burst onto the scene this season with a 25-point effort as Duke beat No. 10 Kentucky at the Champions Classic. The Clinton, Md. freshman matched that effort in a February victory at Clemson, hitting 9 of 13 from the field and grabbing 11 rebounds for his first double-double. His career-high 27 points came in a season-ending win at Pittsburgh.
Coming to the playoffs, Keels scored 10 of Duke’s 45 points in the final five minutes of comeback wins over Miami and Syracuse in the ACC Tournament and Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament as the Blue Devils closed those games on combined series of 45 -17.
Duke has had at least one player selected in 34 of the 41 NBA drafts under Krzyzewski. Coach K has led 68 draft picks since taking over the program from the Blue Devils, including a draft-record 42 first-round selections.