3 Transfers Duke Should Target To Replace Jeremy Roach

The Blue Devils need to add a point guard from the transfer portal after the Jeremy Roach news. Here are their best options.
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D.J. Wagner, Kentucky

Wagner is a different type of player than the other two on this list but he certainly has the highest upside. A former five-star recruit and a McDonald's All-American, Wagner finished his freshman season at Kentucky before joining the long list of Wildcats transferring following John Calipari's departure to Arkansas.

Son of former NBA player Dajuan Wagner, the 6-foot-4 combo guard came to Kentucky as a potential one-and-done prospect. He was the fourth-ranked high school player in the country according to ESPN but his freshman season didn't go according to plan.

Wagner struggled with his shot, only hitting 40.5% from the field and 29.2% from three as a freshman, averaging 9.9 points and 3.3 assists per game in 25.8 minutes of action. His playing time and effectiveness took a hit as the season progressed, culminating in a 0-for-5 game with zero points in the NCAA Tournament loss to Oakland in the first round.

It's clear that the talented young man needs a fresh start. Known for his dynamic and versatile scoring ability, Wagner could provide the offensive punch the Blue Devils need for next season. He can take on as the primary scoring option in the backcourt over Tyrese Proctor and Caleb Foster and cement his status as an NBA-caliber prospect. He is certainly more of a score-first type than Roach, but the talent is undeniable and worthy of a flyer.

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