Previous Duke point guard Roach devotes to Baylor

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterApr 21, 2024, 07:21 PM ET


    • Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Duke transfer Jeremy

Roach, probably the best point guard in the transfer website, announced his commitment to Baylor on Sunday.Roach entered the portal Tuesday night, and it wasn’t long before Baylor became the favorite for the senior guard. Arkansas, St. John’s, Kentucky, Villanova, Syracuse and others were quickly linked to Roach, but Scott Drew and the Bears won out.Roach made his announcement in a post on Instagram.A 6-foot-2 Virginia native, Roach started 108

games over four seasons with the Blue Devils, making third-team All-ACC honors as a senior.A former McDonald’s All American in the 2020 class, Roach was instantly thrust into an extended function in Durham, North Carolina.

He balanced 8.7 points as a freshman and 8.6 points as a sophomore, coming on strong down the stretch of the 2021-22 project to assist lead Duke to the Final Four.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Roach enjoyed a true breakout season as a junior, boosting his numbers to 13.6 points and 3.1 helps and once again playing some of his best basketball late in the season. He

had 23 points versus Virginia in the ACC title game then scored 23 versus Oral Roberts in the first round of the NCAA tournament.As a senior, Roach averaged 14.0 points and 3.3 helps while shooting 42.9%from 3-point variety– all career highs. He scored in double figures in all four NCAA tournament games, with Duke getting knocked out by NC State in the Elite Eight.Roach need to take control of lead guard tasks in Waco, Texas, from the first day with RayJ Dennis out of eligibility. Baylor restores returning starter Jayden Nunn and double-figure scorer Langston Love on the perimeter while also adding elite recruit V.J. Edgecombe and top-25 prospect Robert Wright III.Drew and Baylor likewise have actually positioned themselves well for former Tennessee huge guy Jonas Aidoo, another top-10 transfer.

Previous Article
Next Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.