After four seasons with Duke basketball, veteran guard Jordan Goldwire will transfer elsewhere.
A late addition to the 2017 recruiting class — which included Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr. and Gary Trent Jr. — Goldwire started his career as a deep reserve. However, he played more and more each season; Goldwire emerged as a productive defender and one of the better athletes in Duke’s program.
In total, Goldwire appeared in 116 games (27 starts); for his career, Goldwire averaged 2.9 points, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals.
NEWS: Senior Jordan Goldwire will enter name in portal as a grad transfer. pic.twitter.com/bQcUM1Ys8l
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 27, 2021
There were several flashbulb moments for Goldwire while at Duke. Along with Zion Williamson, Goldwire played a key role in Duke’s historic 2019 comeback win at Louisville. When Duke and Florida State met of a top-10 matchup in Feb. 2020, Goldwire drained three 3-pointers and scored 13 points in a win.
Goldwire is the second Duke player to enter into the transfer portal. Earlier this week, freshman forward Jaemyn Brakefield announced his decision to transfer, too.
This opens up more backcourt responsibilities for combo DJ Steward and point Jeremy Roach, assuming both stay in Durham. Wings Wendell Moore Jr. and Joey Baker could factor into that equation as well.
Duke is also in the running for 2021 5-star combo guard Trevor Keels, who will announce his college pick on April 4.