Ideal Duke basketball roster entering 2021-22 season

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Ideal point guards to be on 2021-22 Duke basketball roster

Jeremy Roach

Jeremy Roach is the future at point guard for the Duke Blue Devils.

Roach entered Durham as a five-star prospect and has experienced an up-and-down freshman season.

Still recovering from his ACL tear in high school, the 6-foot-1 guard has shown explosion on the court, but his defense still needs to be worked on, as is the case with many young guards.

Jeremy Roach is averaging 9.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.1 steals in 28.0 minutes per game for the Blue Devils as he shoots 45.8-percent from the floor yet just 26.4-percent from three-point range and 68.8-percent from the free throw line.

Pending his likely return to Durham as a sophomore, Roach will be the starting point guard for the Blue Devils. And expect a major jump from year one to year two from the Leesburg, Virginia native.

Jordan Goldwire

Jordan Goldwire is a solid rotational piece for the Duke Blue Devils.

The senior guard is a stalwart defensively who has his offensive limitations, but there is no denying his shooting improvements following his junior year.

However, Goldwire doesn’t have an NBA future. Just look at his backcourt teammate from a season ago, Tre Jones, who has been sent to the NBA G-League after his lack of playing time in the NBA.

The senior point guard is averaging 6.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.5 steals per game on 40.6-percent from the field and 32.4-percent from three-point range.

If Jordan Goldwire wants to return to Duke for one more season, he should be welcomed with open arms as a much-needed leader and veteran presence in the locker room.