Monthly Archives: June 2012
The family Roberson has always been about competition. John Roberson played basketball collegiately at New Mexico State (1985-89) and professionally overseas for 12 years. Lisa Roberson played volleyball at New Mexico State (1985-89). Their daughters have all excelled as college athletes (Arielle at Colorado; Ashlee at Texas Tech and Amber at Texas).
However, the son and brother of the family, Andre, is making the big splash. At Colorado, he is an explosive athlete that is able to make a big impact on the game without having to score. Roberson has great length and leaping ability, and he doesn’t put either to waste. Blessed with an athletic frame that looks like it should hold a good amount of muscle. Roberson, a junior next season in Boulder, has a super-high motor and is an excellent overall defender. With added weight, he should be the kind of player that can defend three or four different positions due to his intensity and lateral quickness.
By Brandyn Smith
Position: Small Forward
Birthday: May 11, 1993
School: St. John’s
High School: South Kent
Hometown: Queens, NY
By Scott Hutson
NBA Draft Profile- Kendall Marshall
Position: Point Guard
Weight: 195 lbs
Birthdate: August 19, 1991
School: North Carolina
High School: Bishop O’Connel
Hometown: Dumfries, Virginia
By Tim Donohoo
To round out our 14 picks in this month’s NBA Draft we go with a pair of Tar Heels. Tyler Zeller, Carolina’s 7-foot center/power forward has the rare combination of size, athleticism and offensive tools for a center. The senior out of Washington, Indiana has good size and is very mobile.
Zeller is a decent leaper for a big man and has some speed. His jump hook from the right side can be unstoppable. Possesses a soft touch and can hit the jumper within an 18-foot range. He can play an up tempo NBA style of game. Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds for a North Carolina squad that lost to Kansas in Elite 8 action (St. Louis) at last spring’s NCAA Tournament. Hits on 55 percent of his shot attempts from the field and knocks down 80 percent from the stripe.
By C.E. Peterson
1) Louisville – Rick Pitino brought the Cardinals to the Final Four last year, but this year Louisville fans are going to be hoping for a bit more than that.
2) Indiana – They’re Back. Indiana fans have yearning for basketball prominence to return to Bloomington and it probably came a bit sooner than expected. Cody Zeller continues to get bigger and better and look for the sophomore big-man to try and get the Hoosiers banner number six. Too bad Calipari was too scared to let the Hoosiers come to Lexington.
3) Michigan – Trey Burke coming back was absolutely huge for the Wolverines, but they have a star studded recruiting class coming in, as well. The class, led by Glenn Robinson III should have a big impact next year in Ann Arbor. You might think this is a bit high for the Wolverines, but trust me on this one.