Apple Valley's Gary Trent Jr. declares for the NBA Draft

Apple Valley is starting to look like a pipeline to the NBA.
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Gary Trent Jr., the son of former Timberwolves player Gary Trent, announced Saturday morning that he's leaving Duke and entering the NBA Draft. 

Trent, a 6'6'' shooting guard, is the second former Apple Valley High School star to take the one-and-done route from college to the NBA. 


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The first was Tyus Jones. Jones, now a backup point guard for the Timberwolves, who won a state championship at Apple Valley and then helped lead Duke to a national title as a freshman in 2015. 

The only difference between Jones and Trent is that Trent left Apple Valley to play at a prep school in Nevada for his senior year of high school. currently projects Trent as a fringe lottery pick. It has him going 16th overall to the Suns in its latest mock draft. 

Trent, who helped Apple Valley win a state title in 2015, had a solid freshman season at Duke, averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 40.2 percent from three. 

Duke is getting another Apple Valley standout next season with the arrival of 5-star point guard and 2018 Mr. Basketball, Tre Jones, the younger brother of Tyus Jones. 

The 2018 NBA Draft is June 21. 

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