Roscoe signs letter of intent

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Incoming Saluki freshman guard Jeremy Roscoe signs his letter of intent to attend SIU. The 6-foot-3 guard won the 2014 IHSA Class 2A state championship at Uplift Community High School.

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

Saluki men’s basketball 2016 recruiting class has now officially grown to four.

Chicago-native Jeremy Roscoe, a 6-foot-3 guard, signed his letter of intent to SIU late Wednesday night.

Roscoe said his relationship with graduate assistant coach John Clancy helped guide him to SIU.

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“I used to work out with him every Saturday when I was in high school,” Roscoe said. “So when he got the job, he made me pay attention to the program, and I fell in love when they started having a great start.”

SIU is coming off a 22-10 season, its best since the 2006-07 Sweet 16 season.

Roscoe won the 2015 IHSA Class 2A state championship at Uplift Community High School, averaging 14.5 points, 4.4 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game in his senior season.

Roscoe played in 2016 at Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton, Fla., in a postgraduate year. The NCAA allows high school graduates a one-year grace period before beginning collegiate competition, often used to progress a player’s skills at a postgraduate school as Roscoe did.

He is the fourth official member of the Salukis’ 2016 recruiting class, joining guards Aaron Cook and Brendon Gooch and forward Thik Bol, who signed his letter of intent on Wednesday as well. 

Roscoe said he has talked to Bol and become close with Gooch. In addition to the fellow future freshmen, he’s been in communication with the rest of the Saluki guards and said “they’re all cool people.” 

The newest Saluki joins a loaded backcourt that returns five guards in addition to Cook and Gooch.

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“I just want to come there and work hard on and off the court,” he said. “I want to give the school everything I got.”

SIU has one more available scholarship for the class of 2016.

Sean Carley can be reached at [email protected] or at 618-536-3307.

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