Roach to go into draft, 5th Duke player to portal

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterApr 16, 2024, 09:05 PM ET


    • Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Duke senior guard Jeremy Roach plans to

      enter the transfer portal and the NBA draft, he announced Tuesday.Roach made the statement in a post on Instagram.Roach started 106 games

      in 4 seasons with heaven Devils, earning third-team

      All-ACC as a senior and honorable mention All-ACC as a junior.A former McDonald’s All-American in the 2020 class, Roach was right away thrust into a prolonged role in Durham. 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 season to help lead Duke to the Final Four.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Roach delighted in a true breakout season as a junior, boosting his numbers to 13.6 points and 3.1 helps and

      once again playing a few of his finest basketball late in the season. He had 23 points against Virginia in the ACC title game and after that scored 23 versus Oral Roberts in the first round of the NCAA tournament.As a senior, Roach balanced 14.0 points and 3.3 assists while shooting 42.9 %from 3-point range– all profession 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 would be the fifth Duke player to go into the portal, following Christian Reeves, Mark Mitchell, Jaylen Blakes and Jaden Schutt. Heaven Devils also lost Kyle Filipowski and Jared McCain to the NBA draft, while Ryan Young runs out eligibility.Jon Scheyer is bringing in the country’s top-ranked recruiting class, led by No. 1 prospect Cooper Flagg and top-10 recruit Isaiah Evans.

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