3 Duke basketball players who should cash in by sticking around

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Duke basketball player who could cash in on a return: Jeremy Roach

Had Duke advanced past UNC in Saturday night’s historic Final Four matchup and then cut down the nets in New Orleans with a win over eventual champion Kansas on Monday night, chances are it would prove even more lucrative to be the returning starter at point guard for the Blue Devils next season.

Unfortunately, that isn’t what happened.

Still, sophomore Jeremy Roach made sizeable gains in popularity by delivering his fair share of clutch plays throughout the team’s journey to the Big Easy. He tallied double-digit point totals in the team’s first three NCAA Tournament games and solidified his role as Duke’s primary floor general.

Nevertheless, Roach hasn’t locked up an NBA career just yet. At 6-foot-1 with season averages of only 8.6 points and 3.2 assists to go along with a less-than-stellar 32.3 shooting percentage from downtown, he probably wouldn’t hear his name on draft night if he chose to try his luck at it this year.

But as an experienced on-court maestro next season for Duke, Jeremy Roach could become a household name locally and nationally, inking a wide array of profitable arrangements in the NIL department.

The potential payout from those deals may increase should Jeremy Roach run it back in the Blue Devil backcourt with his former high school teammate…