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Morning Rumble: Kaepernick reaction, Jay Wright’s book, St. John’s survives Duval’s list

Trevon Duval is an explosive guard that could make St. John’s instant contenders.

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Around St. John’s

Five-star point guard Trevon Duval is one of the best players available in the 2017 class.

ESPN scouts fell in love with his game, having this to say about the New Jersey native.

“Duval has the athleticism and explosiveness to be built in the same prototype as the likes of Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose, but ultimately that's not a guarantee that he'll reach the same level of stardom.”

As announced on his Twitter, 10 schools remain in the Duval sweepstakes.

It is still very early in Duval’s recruiting process, he has yet to schedule any official visits. Still, the fact St. John’s was included in his final 10 is a great sign for a rebuilding program.

For more, the Rumble takes a deeper dive into Trevon Duval’s talent and recruitment.

Around the Big East

  • As reported by CBS Sports, Creighton will highlight the CBE Classic field in 2017. Joining the Bluejays in Kansas City will be UCLA, Wisconsin, and Baylor. Matchups have yet to be released.
  • Villanova head coach Jay Wright, fresh off a national championship intends to publish a book. On February 28th, 2017 Wright’s book titled, “The Wright Way: Stay Hungry, Stay Humble, and Succeed at Every Level”, will hit the market.

In his book, Wright will reveal "his competitive and cooperative philosophy, along with lessons from his coaching career and the story of his personal road to success, in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of a champion."

  • Former Marquette forward Steve Novak has re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. As Anonymous Eagle writes, “according to his Basketball Reference page, Novak is the second best active three-point shooter in the NBA at 43.1%, tucked neatly between Stephen Curry and Kyle Korver.”

Around the nation

  • Colin Kaepernick has recently made headlines with his refusal to stand during the national anthem. Many have taken sides on this controversial issue, but one of the most prominent and conversation-continuing one came from Jerry Rice.

"I'm going to continue to sit," Kaepernick said on Sunday. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me, this is something that has to change and when there is significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent and this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand."