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Thursday / May 30.
  • Baylor now the frontrunner for Jeremy Roach, decision expected soon

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Baylor is now the frontunner for Duke transfer guard Jeremy Roach and a decision is expected soon, a source with direct knowledge told ZAGSBLOG.

    The source described Baylor as being “far ahead,” but said other schools remain “in the mix.” ZAGSBLOG reported earlier this week that Kentucky, Arkansas and St. John’s were in that group.

    At Baylor, Roach would be a perfect veteran addition for Scott Drew, who recently turned down the Kentucky job to remain at the Big 12 school.

    Baylor is bringing in five-star guards VJ Edgecombe of Long Island Lutheran (NY) and Rob Wright III of Chipotle’s national champion Montverde (FL) Academy.

    Roach averaged 14.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds as a junior at Duke.

    Duke’s Tyrese Proctor and Caleb Foster are returning to campus, while Kyle Filipowski and Jared McCain declared for the NBA Draft. The Blue Devils have the No. 1 recruiting class led by Cooper Flagg, who former Duke star Austin Rivers says should be part of the U.S. Olympic team.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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