Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans put in a Future Cast prediction in favor of Duke for five-star point guard Jeremy Roach over the weekend.
Roach — a 6-foot prospect from Virginia — was the first point guard in the 2020 class to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky, and the Wildcats are on a list of four finalists that also includes Duke, North Carolina and Virginia.
Rivals.com ranks Roach as the No. 21 overall prospect in the 2020 class. He suffered a torn ACL in the fall and missed his entire junior season. Villanova has been a popular pick for Roach over the past few months, with Rivals national analyst Eric Bossi and 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels both putting in predictions for Jay Wright’s program. 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer still has a Crystal Ball prediction for UK on Roach’s page.
Kentucky has also extended a scholarship offer to five-star point guard Sharife Cooper, who was recently named USA Today’s national player of the year after leading his team to a Georgia state championship and undefeated season.