Duke guard Goldwire plans to leave as graduate transfer

Published 8:57 am Sunday, March 28, 2021

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Duke senior Jordan Goldwire plans to leave the Blue Devils as a graduate transfer.

In a statement Saturday, the guard said he would enter his name into the transfer portal to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted to players due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Goldwire called his time with the Blue Devils “one of the best experiences of my life.”

Goldwire made his mark primarily through defense while earning a bigger role in his last two seasons. That included making the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-defensive team as a senior, ranking second in the league with 2.3 steals and seventh in assists (4.0).

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That came after he averaged just 7.5 minutes per game through his first two seasons.

“Jordan always embraced his role, and his improvement over the course of his career is a testament to his mentality and competitive spirit,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement.

Earlier in the week, freshman forward Jaemyn Brakefield announced his plans to transfer from the Blue Devils.