Trouble ahead: Predicting entire Duke basketball roster next season

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Jordan Goldwire. Sr.. player. Pick Analysis. Guard. 6-2, 185. 434. Scouting Report

No. 398 on the 247Sports 2017 Composite

After averaging only 6.5 then 8.9 minutes in his first two college seasons, Jordan Goldwire has played 21.2 minutes per game as a junior through Duke’s 15-2 start. Across the past nine games, that number is nearly 30.

The better-call-pest-control defensive specialist is also a reliable secondary ballhandler and has obviously gained Krzyzewski’s trust as a result. Taking into account his mere three-stars and low ranking as a prep at Norcross High School (Ga.) when he received a Duke basketball offer in 2017, one would now have a tough time arguing he’s been anything other than a pleasant surprise.

Adding it all up, considering his limited productivity on offense will almost certainly prevent NBA folks from clamoring for him to enter the draft after this season, Goldwire sure looks like a senior-to-be Blue Devil (even if he could become a graduate transfer in the spring, from an outside perspective, that option wouldn’t make much sense).

Up next here on the predicted 2020-21 Duke roster, the only other current junior — current seniors Javin DeLaurier, Jack White, and Justin Robinson will have expired eligibility after this season — seems probable to join Goldwire for a fourth year in Durham…