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    Thank you, Captain: Jeremy Roach transfers to Baylor

    Jon Scheyer
    Nolan Smith
    Quinn Cook
    Amile Jefferson
    Grayson Allen
    Jeremy Roach

    These are all Duke players who have stuck with Duke for four years in recent history, through good times and hard times, and acted as the rock of our program during their latter years in college. Fitting that all the players on this list have ACC championships, final fours, or national titles.

    May Jeremy Roach be the first in this list to start all five years on the team. We certainly can use Mr. March next year next to our talented, but young frontline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proelitedota View Post
    Jon Scheyer
    Nolan Smith
    Quinn Cook
    Amile Jefferson
    Grayson Allen
    Jeremy Roach

    These are all Duke players who have stuck with Duke for four years in recent history, through good times and hard times, and acted as the rock of our program during their latter years in college. Fitting that all the players on this list have ACC championships, final fours, or national titles.

    May Jeremy Roach be the first in this list to start all five years on the team. We certainly can use Mr. March next year next to our talented, but young frontline.
    There are others in this time period. Singler, Thomas, Zoubek, all 3 Plumlees, Ryan Kelly, Matt Jones, just to name some/most.

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    would love to see him back...if not, i hope he finds a spot on a league team somewhere...


    best of luck to this young man !!!
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    Out of principle Iím not going to engage in this thread yet on the off chance it jinxes a potential return

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdude8 View Post
    Out of principle Iím not going to engage in this thread yet on the off chance it jinxes a potential return
    I think this constitutes engagement? Maybe by engaging and denying said engagement you did a reverse jinx.

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    I wrote this on a site people started to get away from moderation here, on...looks like 23 February 2024

    This is why Jeremy Roach is such a a joy.

    Roach isn't exactly Nolan Smith, Kyle Singer, or [negative description of the behavior of] Grayson Allen, but once in a while we still get a great 4y player.

    2020-21 was awful, not because we failed to make the NCAAT, I think, but because as in 1994-95 the team wasn't really as bad as its record and kept losing close games over and over. Approximately ten possessions going better would have earned that 2021 team roughly a six seed in the NCAAT. And in the lack of continuity department, from 2020, you'd already lost Cassius Stanley who was electrifying but had no business going pro early (33 career NBA games and seems to be done). So in 2021, Jalen Johnson just straight up quits midseason, and Roach's backcourt mate DJ Steward who has no NBA prospects whatsoever goes pro (still hasn't even had a cup of coffee in the league), and Tapť, Brakefield, and Coleman III all transfer. Steward may be the most ridiculous early entry in Duke MBB history, but even Matthew Hurt, who was the best player on that 2021 team and left as a sophomore, has only played 55 minutes in the NBA. 2019-20 and 2020-21 saw a raft of early entries and the only guy who has a steady 2024 NBA job is Tre Jones. Watching guys go pro who are good enough to play in NBA is digestible, but watching everyone leave just to end up on a G-league bench or Israel or Philippines or some place is dispiriting.

    Out of that muck emerged Duke's most recent "last four year starter ever." And despite some health hiccups Roach has markedly improved, numbers up in every column and .462 from three, .860 foul shots, A/TO over 3 for the third consecutive year. He's probably gonna end his career with around 1500-1600 points, which doesn't get you a banner but is absolutely nothing to sneeze at because it gets you into the top few dozen scores in the history of one of the top half dozen programs.

    He's been here for the most recent trough, for the most recent and only Final Four since Obama, for the dizzying highs and Carolina-inflicted sewer lows of that 2022 season, and for the installation of the replacement of the best coach in the history of men's college basketball. He is the bridge from Krzyzewski to Scheyer. He came back for all of this, three times, when people decided they'd rather go ride a bus in the G-league or transfer to Oklahoma or Ole Miss or some dang place.

    College sports does blow now, but that throws into greater relief how amazing it is to enjoy the services of a guy like Jeremy Roach. Jascha Silberstein (1928-2004), long the principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera, once quipped "every time somebody dies, they call him the 'last of the Romantics.'" Jeremy Roach may not be the very last great or near-great four year player for Duke MBB--maybe there will be one, or two or three more guys. But he's already got a statue outside Cameron in Throatybeard's mind.

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    The existence of this thread made me anxious.

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    I'll save my appreciation post for one year from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    The existence of this thread made me anxious.
    I agree. The title made me assume he is gone. Though perhaps appreciation will make him want to return!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    The existence of this thread made me anxious.
    Seriously. Donít stress me until need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Seriously. Donít stress me until need be.
    Yea I donít like it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by throatybeard View Post
    I wrote this on a site people started to get away from moderation here, on...looks like 23 February 2024
    In the way that only Throaty can write it.

    Great tribute to Jeremy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdude8 View Post
    Out of principle Iím not going to engage in this thread yet on the off chance it jinxes a potential return
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    Kyle gets BUCKETS!
    https://youtu.be/NJWPASQZqLc

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    A well-crafted tribute from Throaty; surely one of the best posts ever.

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    Thanks for the Duke career, Jeremy!

    The talent, grit, and experience you bring to Duke Basketball is so valuable.

    Should you decide to continue playing elsewhere, know that Duke fans everywhere have really enjoyed watching your evolution through the years at Duke.

    Selfishly, I'd love to see you come back to Duke Basketball for another year. The leadership, especially, would be most helpful to the young guys.

    Either way, I fully expect you to be successful. The hard work has already paid off, and will, I'm sure, continue.
    Man, if your Mom made you wear that color when you were a baby, and you're still wearing it, it's time to grow up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    A well-crafted tribute from Throaty; surely one of the best posts ever.
    Agree and Roach my favorite player of the 20s. Voted him MOTM many times this season.

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    Best of luck in the draft and in your new program unless you're playing us.

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    Thank you, Captain: Jeremy Roach enters the draft & portal

    http://https://www.instagram.com/p/C515qsZMuMQ/


    I have a lot of thoughts, and they are all sad. Grateful for Jerm!
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    Thanks for four great years, Jeremy! Best of luck. Light it up next year and follow that NBA dream.

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    This one stings, but was probably decided alongside Tyrese and Caleb returning. As much as we couldíve dreamed, it was never realistic for all three of those guys to return for two starting spots.

    Hereís hoping Jeremy gets some interesting feedback that keeps him in the draft, because seeing him in another uniform will hurt. That said, we survived it with Jordan Goldwire and survived it for Joey BakerÖ neither of those guys comes close to Jeremy, obviously, but this is the reality of the COVID year.

    We should remember that this was already a bonus year of JeremyÖ we operated under the assumption for most of 2022-23 that Jeremy was back for one more year before turning pro. Obviously that changed, and for the better. But I imagine Jon and the staff always assumed this was Jeremyís last year.

    Jeremy, you will go down in Duke lore as the bridge between K and Scheyer. No one else can say that. Go be great.
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