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Duke’s Jeremy Roach to enter NBA draft, keep college eligibility

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament Second Round-Duke Vs Tennessee

Mar 18, 2023; Orlando, FL, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Jeremy Roach (3) dribbles against Tennessee Volunteers forward Tobe Awaka (11) during the first half in the second round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at Legacy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke guard Jeremy Roach is entering his name into the NBA draft but maintaining his college eligibility.

The 6-foot-2 junior announced his decision in a social-media post, saying he was looking forward to getting feedback on his game during pre-draft workouts.

Roach was the team’s No. 2 scorer at 13.6 points per game for a team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Roach was coming off a strong postseason performance in a Final Four run in 2022 and battled through a lingering toe injury that briefly sidelined him as a team captain last season.

Duke big man Dereck Lively II and wing Dariq Whitehead have declared for the NBA draft after one season in Durham, though fellow freshmen Tyrese Proctor and Mark Mitchell have announced their plans to return.

Kyle Filipowski, The Associated Press’ newcomer of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, hasn’t announced his plans for next season.