Apr 2, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Trevor Keels (1) shoots the ball against North Carolina Tar Heels guard Caleb Love (2) during the second half in the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four semifinals at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Just hours before the 2022 NBA Draft decision deadline on Wednesday night, Duke freshman Trevor Keels was “torn” on whether to remain in the draft or return to school, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

Well, Keels has made his decision just ahead of the deadline buzzer, and it’s to stay in the NBA Draft:

Keels also worked out for the Charlotte Hornets earlier on Wednesday, and “sure sounded like someone who’s looking forward to the NBA Draft,” according to Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer.

The 6’5″ shooting guard averaged 11.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals in his freshman season at Duke. He’s still just 18 years old, so NBA organizations may feel there’s quite a bit of untapped potential in his game.

Now, while Keels is still a raw talent, there’s the question of if he should’ve stayed in school and continued refining his game at Duke. However, he’s a projected first-round pick, so it’s hard to turn down that money and opportunity.

It’s also a tough loss for Jon Scheyer and Duke to begin the post-Krzyzewski era.

Here’s a sampling of how the hoops world is reacting to Keels’ decision to remain in the NBA Draft instead of returning to Duke:

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