Duke basketball legends share wisdom, knowledge with incoming leader

Duke basketball greats Nolan Smith and Quinn Cook (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball greats Nolan Smith and Quinn Cook (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Two of the best and most accomplished point guards in the history of the Duke basketball program shared some advice for the future leader of the Blue Devils.

The Brotherhood is real and it showed on the latest episode of The Brotherhood Connect.

Nolan Smith, 2010 National Champion and Director of Basketball Operations, and Quinn Cook, 2015 National Championship, shared some wisdom and knowledge with the Blue Devils’ incoming point guard Jeremy Roach.

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All three point guards are from the Washington Metropolitan Area and expressed the same mindset they have when they take the floor and not to hold any prisoner.

Roach is a Fairfax, Virginia native and star at Paul VI Catholic High School as the 6-foot-2 point guard is ranked as the No. 22 recruit in the country, No. 5 point guard, and No. 1 recruit out of the state of Virginia, all according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

The incoming Blue Devil talked about how his experiences playing in that high school area, the toughest conference in the country (WCAC), he proclaimed, prepared him for the eventual experiences at Duke because of the sold-out crowds and raucous student sections.

Roach says he’s most excited to play against North Carolina and can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like when he and his teammates make the trip to the Dean Dome.

In a surprise visit, Quinn Cook told Jeremy Roach that he must get in the best shape possible and start building the relationship with Mike Krzyzewski as he will be an extension of the Hall of Famer on the court.

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In a similar sentiment, Nolan Smith told Roach that he has to start practicing his communication with his teammates on the floor because Krzyzewski doesn’t treat his freshman point guards like freshmen.

Roach explained that he has been getting his work in despite quarantine as he has a home gym in his basement and one of his friends has a full-length court in his backyard.

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Jeremy Roach’s big-time smile and personality burst through the camera as Duke fans should be excited for the future star to finally get to campus and show the world what he’s capable of.