Jeremy Roach explained his vision to 247Sports’ Evan Daniels of how Duke’s backcourt tandem next season of himself and D.J. Steward will generate buckets:
“I’m the one, he’s the scorer. I’ll dish it to him.”
After witnessing Steward fuel Whitney Young’s 64-56 win over Mount Vernon (N.Y) on Sunday at the Hoophall Classic, Daniels suggested through his own observations that Roach’s vision may in fact be so simple.
“Steward had a tremendous spring and summer, and that’s carried over into his senior season at Whitney Young,” Daniels pointed out. “The wiry, quick combination guard is one of the best all-around scorers in the 2020 class. Steward pumped in 28 points on 11-for-23 shooting, including six 3-pointers. Steward is fast, tough to keep in front, and has developed into a knockdown guy with range. Steward is also effective as a playmaker and passer.
“Steward will fit in well in Durham.”
Apparently, Rivals’ Eric Bossi saw enough to come up with a similar strong conclusion about the 6-foot-4, 170-pound sharpshooter from Chicago:
“[Steward] shoots the cover off the ball, is fast, and can create his own offense. Most importantly, he looks to be a perfect fit to play alongside Roach.”
But what about the paint? Well, here’s the word on Duke’s only incoming center, who was also in action on the same court over the weekend…