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Purdue transfer forward Mason Gillis commits to Duke

Grant Grubbsby:Grant Grubbs04/22/24


Former Purdue forward Mason Gillis has committed to Duke, via the NCAA Transfer Portal. Gillis spent five seasons with the Boilermakers.

This past season, Gillis appeared in 39 games. He averaged 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 47.9% from the field and 46.8% from beyond the arc. Gillis scored a season-high 16 points in Purdue’s win over Nebraska on Jan. 9.

Gillis did not play in his freshman season with the Boilermakers and opted to use his redshirt. In the four years he did play, Gillis averaged 6.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest while shooting 47.5% from the floor and 40.7% from downtown.

Mason Gillis played high school basketball at New Castle High School in New Castle, IN, where he was a three-star prospect, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He was the No. 144 overall recruit in the 2019 cycle.

He is the second player Duke has added in the transfer portal this offseason. The program has lost seven players in the portal. However, the team is adding the No. 1 freshman class in the country this offseason, headlined by No. 1 overall 2024 prospect Cooper Flagg.

Jeremy Roach moves on from Duke

One of the most notable losses for Duke was senior point guard Jeremy Roach. On Tuesday, Roach declared for the 2024 NBA Draft while also entering the NCAA Transfer Portal.

This past season, Roach was voted team captain for the second straight year and played in 35 of Duke’s 36 games. He averaged 14.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 46.8% from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc.

In his four seasons with the Blue Devils, Roach amassed 1,469 points, 314 rebounds and 402 assists. The 6-foot-2 senior owns a career 1.74 assist-turnover ratio, including a 1.95 mark as a sophomore in helping guide Duke to the Final Four.

While at Duke, Roach has boosted the program to an ACC regular season title and Final Four in 2022 and an ACC Tournament title in 2023. Duke fell in the Elite Eight this past season to NC State. In the loss, Roach recorded 13 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Jeremy Roach played high school basketball at Paul VI Catholic (VA), where he was a four-star prospect. He was the No. 22 overall recruit in the 2020 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking.