As we wrap up 2019 Recruiting, the 2020 picture is already beginning to look good: Jeremy Roach, a five-star, 6-2 guard from Virginia committed to Duke on Wednesday. Roach is ranked 14th in the ESPN 100 for his year and 2nd at point guard. He is the first verbal commitment on the year to the Brotherhood.
It’s not definite but as Jeremy Roach is a point guard, it’s likely that Roach is the new point guard assuming that our beloved Tre Jones departs after another year or two. There are a few parallels between the two, and after the success he had with Jones, Roach probably appealed most to the coaches out of the point guards that came out of this high school class.
As predicted, Wendell Moore has decided and is officially committed to Duke for 2019. It’s our first commitment from the 2019 class so we’re pretty psyched: our recruiting class has been best in four of the five past years but the progress for the 2019-2020 season has been slow. However, most of the top guys on ESPN’s Top100 have not yet made a decision so it’s normal not to have too many pickups yet. Moore, a 6’6″, 215 SF, caused a Tobacco Road battle by narrowing to the four major college basketball schools in North Carolina: Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, and NC State. Congratulations to him and his family, and welcome to The Brotherhood!
Duke was my dream school, growing up. When I was on campus what impressed me the most was the former players that return and how they feel about Duke. It’s one big family and I want to be a part of it. Their style of play fits me really well. My goal is to play in the NBA if I am fortunate enough to make it