Commitment No. 1 is in for Duquesne’s Class of 2020 and he’s a local player.
Class of 2020 First Love shooting guard Jett Roesing celebrated his 18th birthday by giving a commitment to Keith Dambrot and the Dukes. The sharp shooter’s recruitment has taken off over a successful couple months on the AAU circuit.
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Before committing to Duquesne, Roesing held offers from Fordham, UMass, Delaware, Manhattan, Canisius, Towson, Bryant, Wagner, Fairfield, Rider and Central Connecticut State.
While heading out for his birthday dinner, Pittsburgh Sports Now had a chance to talk with Roesing about his big decision.
“It’s such a great day today,” Roesing told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “It’s been such a big day committing to my hometown school and knowing that I’m going to be playing for a great coach and a great program.”
In case you were wondering, Roesing didn’t make this decision today because of his birthday but instead because of the coach that he’ll be playing for.
“For the last couple of months, Coach Dambrot has really shown me and my family that he wanted me. We’ve built such a great relationship, not only about basketball but about my life. No matter what state I’ve been playing in, he was at every game. If I had a game at 8 AM, he was in the gym at 7:30 AM. Seeing that familiar face really made me feel comfortable and really showed me that he cared. I’ve built a great relationship with him that couldn’t be better.”
“After picking up my 15th offer today, my dad and I made a Top Five but after thinking about my relationship with Coach Dambrot and how much Duquesne fits me, I decided it was time to commit. When I was on the phone with Coach Dambrot telling him that I was committing, he was excited and said that Duquesne will be good for me and you’ll be good for us. He told me that I’m going to have a great career and that meant a lot to me and made me feel special.”
Roesing’s strength is his ability to shoot the three from beyond the arc. His 3-point range is limitless and with the NCAA moving the three-point line back, Roesing will be someone that defenses have to account for.
This is Dambrot’s third commitment (2019 guard Maceo Austin, 2018 center James Ellis) from Western Pennsylvania in the last couple years and Roesing believes that he’s joining a program that is close to something special.
“I’m very excited,” said Roesing. “From Coach Dambrot’s record, you can see that he has a winning record and they always get better year after year and never decline. I’ve talked to Maceo over the last couple of weeks about everything. I asked him about a lot and he gave me great answers. I feel like Duquesne is a great fit and that I’ll help them a lot.”
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) April 20, 2019