- Adam Finkelstein
Trevon Duval and Billy Preston had already carved out sterling reputations as top 20 players in the ESPN 60, but based on their work this summer, that duo may be the most notable risers in the class of 2017. Duval now finds himself ranked as the fourth-best prospect and number one overall point guard in his class, while Preston moved from No. 20 all the way to No. 6.
Attacking off the dribble has become commonplace for just about every top guard in the country, but few if any do it with quite the same combination of speed, quickness, power and athleticism that Duval displays. His ability to accelerate, burst right through contact and attack with sheer force is second to none. He’s as explosive going through the air as he is on the ground and when you combine that with the ability to make sharp changes of direction with his handle, and his impressive floor vision, you get the best playmaking guard in the country.