Roach to Enter NBA Draft, Fifth Duke Player to Join Transfer Portal

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Roach to enter draft, fifth Duke player to portal

Jeremy Roach, a graduate of the University of Delaware, has decided to enter the transfer portal and declare for the NBA draft, as announced on Instagram. Roach, a senior guard at Duke University, has had an impressive career, starting 106 games over four seasons with the Blue Devils. His accolades include third-team All-ACC honors as a senior and honorable mention All-ACC recognition as a junior.

Initially recognized as a McDonald’s All-American in the 2020 class, Roach quickly became a pivotal player for Duke. He demonstrated consistent performance, averaging 8.7 points as a freshman and 8.6 points as a sophomore. Notably, during the 2021-22 season, Roach showcased his leadership skills, aiding Duke in reaching the Final Four with his strong play down the stretch.

Jeremy Roach
Jeremy Roach (Credits: Bleacher Report)

Roach’s junior year marked a significant leap in his performance, with his scoring and assist numbers notably increasing to 13.6 points and 3.1 assists per game, respectively. He excelled in crucial moments, delivering standout performances such as scoring 23 points against Virginia in the ACC title game. His contributions continued into the NCAA tournament, where he scored 23 points against Oral Roberts in the first round.

In his senior year, Roach maintained his upward trajectory, achieving career-high averages of 14.0 points and 3.3 assists per game while shooting an impressive 42.9% from 3-point range. Despite Duke’s elimination by NC State in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, Roach consistently performed well, scoring in double figures in all four tournament games.

Roach’s decision to enter the transfer portal adds him to the list of Duke players making similar moves, including Christian Reeves, Mark Mitchell, Jaylen Blakes, and Jaden Schutt. Additionally, Duke is losing Kyle Filipowski and Jared McCain to the NBA draft, while Ryan Young is ineligible due to exhausted eligibility. Despite these departures, Duke’s head coach, Jon Scheyer, is poised to replenish the team with a top-ranked recruiting class, featuring standout prospects like Cooper Flagg and Isaiah Evans.


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