NCAA Basketball: Will Duke, Villanova, or Virginia land 5-star SG Trevor Keels?

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

FORT MYERS, FL – DECEMBER 19: Trevor Keels #0 of Paul VI High School fights for a loose ball with Sharife Cooper #2  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Five-star NCAA Basketball prospect Trevor Keels has announced a list of three contenders. Which major program is the best fit for the shooting guard?

When it comes to the top shooting guards in the NCAA Basketball 2021 recruiting class, there’s a debate as to who’s No. 1 overall between Max Christie and Trevor Keels. With Christie having already committed to Michigan State, that leaves Keels alone as the top pure shooting guard available.

The star of Paul VI Catholic High School has been on the national radar ever since his freshman days, showcasing an NBA-ready skillset on the perimeter. At 6’4 and 200 pounds, Keels is a tremendous pure scorer who can create both on and off the dribble, slash to the basket, and make shots consistently from three-point range.

The consensus top-20 overall prospect and five-star talent is a starter on Day 1 for whichever program he lands at. He’s a safe bet to be a double-digit scoring contributor and potentially average 15+ ppg. Keels isn’t a bad ball-handler as well and depending on the situation, could play some at the small forward position as well.

The highly anticipated list for Keels has dropped, with Duke, Villanova, and Virginia making the exclusive top three. It’s disappointing for North Carolina, who has been recruiting the five-star guard heavily throughout the process to this point, as well as Michigan, who recently made a late run at him.

With the last two championship-winning programs and arguably the biggest name in all of NCAA Basketball involved, this is going to be a tough battle to land Keels. Here’s a closer look at his potential fit with each program to see if one stands out from the rest.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse