No. 3 thing to watch during the Duke basketball season:
Jeremy Roach’s Assist-To-Turnover Ratio
The best teams at Duke have excellent point guard play.
Look at the five National Championships; Bobby Hurley, Chris Duhon and Jay Williams, Nolan Smith, and Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook.
Jeremy Roach is looking to join that elite club, but he will have to be more careful with the basketball.
In his first season at Duke, Roach had a 0.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. That must be better if Duke wants to cut down the nets in April.
Roach averaged 2.8 assists and 2.0 turnovers per game in addition to 2.7 fouls per contest. The Virginia native shot 45.3-percent from the field and 31.0-percent from 3-point range as he posted 8.7 points per game.
Duke needs the best possible version of Jeremy Roach, and perhaps reuniting with his high school teammate, Trevor Keels, will make that happen with another year of experience under his belt.