Duke basketball: Jeremy Roach not invited to NBA G-League Combine

Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach was not invited to the NBA G-League Combine. 

The NBA Draft hopes of Duke basketball point guard Jeremy Roach took a major hit on Thursday evening as the junior was not invited to the G-League Combine.

Multiple reports showcased the prospects that were invited to participate in the combine but the Blue Devil captain was absent from the list.

Roach set a career-high 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 and 34.3-percent from 3-point range.

The full list of invites for the NBA Combine has not been announced yet but it’s unlikely that Roach would receive an invitation based on the statistics of those who will be trying to earn an invite at the G-League event.

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Jeremy Roach announced his intentions to enter the 2023 NBA Draft but is maintaining his college eligibility while he goes through the process.

Roach has until May 31 at 11:59p.m. ET to withdraw from the draft and return to Duke, if he choses, but if he also wants to explore his options at the collegiate level he would have to enter the transfer portal by May 11 at 11:59p.m. ET.

Duke basketball roster loaded yet incomplete

Duke has the No. 2 incoming recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports, headlined by 5-star prospects Jared McCain, Caleb Foster, TJ Power, and Sean Stewart.

McCain and Foster are both guards but McCain projects much more of a shooting guard compared to Foster, who could play more of a point guard role.

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The Blue Devils are also returning Tyrese Proctor for his sophomore season as well as planning to retain reserve guards Jalen Blakes and Jaden Schutt.

Mark Mitchell and Kyle Filipowski announced their returns to Durham for next season while Dereck Lively II and Dariq Whitehead, both who anticipate an invitation to the NBA Combine, have declared for the draft.

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