HYATTSVILLE, MD – Jeremy Roach was one of the top prospects at the National Hoops Festival. The class of 2020 point guard runs the show for Paul VI from Virginia. He caught up with MADE Hoops to discuss the latest with his game and recruitment.
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Q: You look stronger with the ball out there, is that something you have been working on?
A: A lot in the offseason, I have been in the weight room.
Q: What other parts of your game have you been working on?
A: Definitely my jump shot and reading the ball screens. I’m getting better at it, but I have to keep working. I also definitely need to keep getting stronger.
Q: What would you say are the strengths in your game?
A: Definitely getting to the rim, getting my teammates involved and just leading my team.
Q: How’s the recruiting process going?
A: It’s good, in October I went on a visit to Kentucky and that’s been about it for now.
Q: How was that visit?
A: It was good I like it a lot. Coach Calipari just wants you to get better, he is trying to get you to the next level, and that is where I want to be.
Q: Who are some of the other schools that you have visited?
A: Maryland for the Maryland-Butler game and I went to West Virginia.
Q: Maryland, what do you like about that program?
A: It’s close to home, it’s like family to me, I like the way they play and just the location.
Q: Who would you say is really coming at you?
A: Villanova, Maryland, Virginia and Texas.
Q: What sticks out about Villanova?
A: Coach Jay Wright wants to get everybody better, they play such a fundamental game so I just like the way they play.
Q: You mentioned Texas, what do you know about those guys?
A: I know a little bit about them. Matt Coleman has been talking to me about going there. I’ve been watching them play a little bit and I like them.
Q: Virginia, what’s that relationship like?
A: We have a close relationship, they want me to come to a game and go on a visit there soon.
Q: Are there any schools that you haven’t heard from that you would like to?
A: Duke obviously, Arizona, UCLA and Kansas.