On Tuesday afternoon, Duquesne received some more good news on the recruiting front, landing a commitment from class-of-2022 point guard Kareem Rozier.
“What caught me and my family’s eyes was the coaching staff,” Rozier told Pittsburgh Sports Now after the commitment. “I’ve been talking to Coach Carl and Coach Charles since my freshman year, and to finally meet coach Dambrot, it was just amazing. Seeing the campus and watching them practice, I just felt after my official visit, that that is where I wanted to be.”
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Rozier is a 5-foot-9, 160-pound guard who plays for Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s, just outside of Detroit, Michigan. In the summer, he led the way for midwest-region AAU powerhouse Meanstreets on the EYBL circuit. Rozier is looked at as one of the best leaders in the high school game by those who have seen him play, and is looking to bring more than just leadership to Duquesne.
“One thing I know is that Coach Dambrot loves guards, and loves smaller guards,” he said. “I feel that I am a heady, smart guard. I feel that I am a great leader, I have the ability to bring teams together that are talented or non-talented, and win. That’s what I plan to do. I just win wherever I go. I am just happy I am able to go to Duquesne and hopefully help turn it around.”
This year’s OLSM squad features Rozier as well as 2022 guard JaVaughn Hannah, a powerful backcourt that is looking to bring the school back to the promised land.
“My goal this year is to try and win a state championship,” Rozier went on. “I have been trying to do this for four years now, and we have some young guys, some young talent that can really play. So I just have to be a great leader and lead this team to a state championship.”
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The newest Duke joins guard L.A Pratt as the two commits in the 2022 class for the program.
For Rozier, what is the one thing that he wants Duquesne fans to know about him?
“I’m nice off the court, but on the court, I’m a pitbull.”