After playing one season under Keith Dambrot at Duquesne, former First Love guard Jett Roesing entered the transfer portal, looking for a new home. Now, after a few weeks in the portal, he has heard from numerous programs and is seeing his recruitment grow every day.
“I am looking for a structured program with a good atmosphere and culture that I can make an impact on the program,” Roesing told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I’ve been hearing from multiple programs within Conference USA, Big South, A10, Metro Atlantic, Colonial, Mid-American and Ivy League conferences.”
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Prior to his time at Duquesne, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound sharp shooter averaged 26.2 points, six rebounds, and 4.3 assists in his senior year leading First Love.
“I’m a consistent shooter with a quick release who has deep range from anywhere on the court,” he said. “I will let it fly. My range makes me a threat with my ability to spread the floor.”
This year for the Dukes, he did not play much of a role due to a crowded depth chart and a lot of COVID issues, but did appear in one game against Fordham.
“The one thing that was hard for me this past year was Covid,” Roesing added. “Covid hit the team hard this past season. My teammates and staff began testing positive forcing us to cancel games and then team practices forced us to only limited individual workouts not full practices, it was crazy. I was only one of three on the team that didn’t test positive for Covid-19. I was put into individual quarantine for possible Covid exposure over and over. Covid protocols forced me to miss over 70 days of practices and workouts throughout the season, it was an impossible situation. Going into my freshman year I never thought Covid would hit our team so fast. It was so hard to get a routine and bond on the court as a complete team together. It was very frustrating.”
The talented scorer says while he did not see the court as much as he would have liked, he did learn a lot about his game and what he can improve on.
“I improved a lot this season on my defense,” he said. “Coach Dambrot made it a point to always show improvement daily. I ultimately decided to enter the transfer portal because the culture wasn’t a good fit for me at DU. In order for me to fulfill my personal expectations as a player and of those that I surround myself I needed to make a change. I love the relationship I had with Coach Dambrot and I am going to take my time to make sure I build the same relationship with another Coach and overall program. Team culture and relationships are very important to me.”
Now, he is hearing from a long list of schools every day, and he is getting closer and closer to choosing a new home.
“It’s hard to say who’s recruiting me the hardest because most schools are trying to get to know me so fast and I’m trying to get to know them. I feel like I talk to most schools recruiting me two to 3 times a day, It’s been crazy. I plan to continue to build daily relationships with all the schools then start taking campus visits very soon before I decide.”