Jersey numbers of Duke basketball newcomers appear to be set

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It appears if the jersey numbers of the Duke basketball newcomers have been set after several social media posts by the team as well as recent comments the players have made.

As the 2020-21 Duke basketball roster looks set, so do the jersey numbers for the newcomers after consistent social media posts by the team’s official page.

The latest social media posts included the six scholarship freshmen that will be entering Durham in the fall wearing jersey numbers that correlate to hints they have dropped since committing to Mike Krzyzewski.

One of the most obvious jersey numbers is Jalen Johnson wearing No. 1, something he repeatedly mentioned he intended on doing while taking questions from fans on his Instagram.

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As revealed in an interview with 247Sports, Henry Coleman is sporting the No. 34 jersey while DJ Steward will rock No. 2, and although it is not seen in the social media post, Mark Williams told the same outlet that he plans on wearing No. 15.

Incoming point guard Jeremy Roach will try and follow in Tre Jones‘ footsteps by wearing his No. 3 as Jaemyn Brakefield will be the first Blue Devil to wear the famous Duke No. 5 jersey since RJ Barrett had the number in the 2018-19 season.

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The Duke social media team also tweeted a graphic welcoming Columbia graduate transfer Patrick Tape with the 6-foot-10 forward wearing No. 12 as he would be immediately following Javin DeLaurier, who had the number for his four years at Duke.

There is no expectation for any of the returning players to change their jersey numbers as Wendell Moore will continue to sport No. 0, Joey Baker as No. 13, Jordan Goldwire with No. 14, Matthew Hurt wearing No. 21, Michael Savarino in No. 30, Keenan Worthington‘s No. 45, and Mike Buckmire rocking No. 51.

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Preferred walk-on Cason Pierce is the only member of the ’20-21 Blue Devils whose number is not known at the current time.

Duke’s incoming recruiting class is ranked as the No. 2 class according to 247Sports and ESPN.