MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 15: Gary Trent Jr #2 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after hitting a three point basket during the second half against the Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
(KMSP) - It appears former Apple Valley standout Gary Trent Jr. has a new home in the pros.
The Sacramento Kings drafted the 19-year-old in the second round of the NBA Draft Thursday night for the 37th overall pick, but ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski says the Kings will trade him to the Portland Trail Blazers for two future second-round picks.
Trent Jr. just wrapped up his freshman season at Duke, where he led the team in three-point field goal percentage. He made 97 three-pointers this past season and averaged 14.5 points per game. The Blue Devils made it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament and lost to Kansas. Trent Jr. declared for the draft in April.
He follows in his father's footsteps, Gary Trent Sr., who played 10 seasons in the NBA. He ended his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2004.