Duke basketball selects Most Valuable Players in easy vote

Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach and forward Kyle Filipowski (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach and forward Kyle Filipowski (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball program selected its Most Valuable Players from the season. 

It was an easy choice as to who the Most Valuable Players of the Duke basketball team would be.

Kyle Filipowski and Jeremy Roach were the slam dunk choices.

The announcement was made during the team’s banquet on Thursday night.

Filipowski was the best and most consistent player on the team after gathering ACC Freshman of the Year honors as well as being named as the Most Valuable Player of the ACC Tournament and the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year.

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The 6-foot-10 forward, who announced he would return to Duke for his sophomore season last week, averaged 15.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 44.1-percent from the floor this season.

Kyle Filipowski led the Blue Devils in points, steals, and rebounds and was the only player on the team to start all 36 games while leading all Division I freshmen with 16 double-doubles.

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Jeremy Roach, on the other hand, was the heart and soul of Duke.

The junior point guard was named as the captain of the team in the preseason and battled a toe injury throughout the season that kept him sidelines for nearly three weeks in late December.

Roach set a career-high after averaging 13.6 points per game and also posted 2.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game while shooting 42.6-percent from the floor.

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The Leesburg, Virginia native announced that he will be entering the 2023 NBA Draft while maintaining his collegiate eligibility.

Jeremy Roach has until May 31 at 11:59p.m. ET to withdraw from the draft.

Tyrese Proctor and Mark Mitchell also decided to return to the program next season while Dariq Whitehead and Dereck Lively II will fully enter the NBA Draft.

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