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Breaking: Baylor MBB Lands Duke Star Guard Jeremy Roach in Transfer Portal

April 21, 2024
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A week after reaffirming his commitment to Baylor University, head coach Scott Drew has landed Duke star guard Jeremy Roach (Sr.) via the transfer portal.

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Against Baylor in mid-December, Roach dropped 18 points and collected two steals in the 78-70 Duke victory.

Roach, one of the targets in this transfer cycle, chose Baylor over Kentucky, Arkansas and St. John’s. At Duke, the 6-foot-2 guard was a two-time captain and played in 114 games with 92 starts for the Blue Devils.

In 2023-2024, Roach averaged 14.0 points per game, 3.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and shot at a 43% clip from three-point range. Against the Bears in Madison Square Garden on Dec. 20, the Washington DC native dropped 18 points and collected two steals in the 78-70 Duke victory.

Known for being a good on-the-ball defender, Roach will give Baylor an “attack dog” in a similar mold to former guards James Akinjo and Davion Mitchell.  His offensive efficiency numbers are strong pushing 122 on KenPom.  

As a junior, he posted 13.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game while shooting 42.6% from the floor and 34.3% from deep.

With Ja’Kobe Walter (Fr.) heading to the NBA Draft and RayJ Dennis (Sr.) out of eligibility, Roach, a rising fifth-year senior, will immediately contribute as a combo guard who can shoot, play tough defense and run the point.

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Breaking: Baylor MBB Lands Duke Star Guard Jeremy Roach in Transfer Portal

6,348 Views | 6 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by Johnny Bear
ImABearToo
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Yuge!
gobears20
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Mitch Henessey
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CSD is gonna get T'ed up for being out of the coaching box in that pic.

Great pickup!
bear2be2
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Big get. Looking forward to watching Roach direct our offense next season.
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Johnny Bear
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Great pickup! Keep them coming!!
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