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National recruiting expert Andrew Slater has logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Duke for five-star point guard Jeremy Roach, the first player at his position to land a UK scholarship offer for the class of 2020.

Roach — a 6-foot-2 prospect from Fairfax, Va. — is still recovering from a torn ACL that forced him to miss his entire junior season. He has narrowed his recruiting list to UK, Duke, North Carolina and Villanova, and national analyst Corey Evans wrote earlier this week that his recruitment is looking like a two-team race between Duke and Villanova.

Mike Krzyzewski visited Roach earlier this week.

John Calipari has also offered 2020 point guard Sharife Cooper, and the Wildcats are keeping tabs on other players at that position. UK assistant coach Joel Justus visited Daishen Nix — a 6-5 point guard in the 2020 class — Thursday night.


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