The Duquesne men’s basketball program officially has added two players to their future roster.
The Dukes announced Thursday morning that both guard Jett Roesing and guard Tyson Acuff have signed their National Letters of Intent, making them the first two additions to Duquesne’s Class of 2020.
Roesing, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pa., is going to give Keith Dambrot a legitimate three-point threat to his offense.
“Jett is one of the best pure shooters I’ve seen,” said Dambrot. “He will add a much-needed dimension with his ability to knock down shots. Jett has worked extremely hard to get where he is, and he really cares about the game of basketball. It’s important to us to be able to add a talented local player – who has shown an intense desire to continue to improve – to our program.”
With Acuff, not only are the Dukes adding a talented player, as he’s a candidate for 2020 Michigan Mr. Basketball, but they’re adding a winner. Acuff has been a starter on back-to-back Michigan Public School League championship teams. Last season for Cass Tech, Acuff averaged 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game.
”Tyson fits the mold of an athletic A-10 caliber guard,” said Dambrot. “He’s strong and physical and is also a good ball handler. He has a pass-first mentality along with the ability to score when needed. He’s been well-coached and it shows in the way he shares the basketball. He’s one of those guys you like to play with because he understands the game.”
Duquesne will add one more player, likely a big man.