Anthony Roberson

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Anthony Roberson
Anthony Roberson in 2009.jpeg
Roberson visits the White House with the Chicago Bulls in 2009.
No. 5 – APOEL
Position Point guard
League Cyprus Basketball Division 1
Personal information
Born (1983-02-14) February 14, 1983 (age 31)
Saginaw, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Saginaw (Saginaw, Michigan)
College Florida (2002–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Memphis Grizzlies
2006–2007 Golden State Warriors
2007–2008 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem (Israel)
2008 TTNet Beykoz (Turkey)
2008–2009 New York Knicks
2009 Chicago Bulls
2009–2010 Strasbourg IG (France 1st)
2010–2011 Enel Brindisi (Italy)
2011–2012 Fujian Xunxing (China)
2012 La Union Formosa (Argentina)
2012–2013 Boulazac BD (France 2nd)
2013–2014 Al Jaysh (Qatar)
2014 Ikaros Chalkidas (Greece)
2014–present APOEL (Cyprus)

Anthony Lamorse Roberson (born February 14, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who plays for APOEL in the Cyprus Basketball Division 1.

He has played for four National Basketball Association (NBA) teams and several foreign teams in his six-year pro career. Roberson played college basketball for the University of Florida, and signed with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies as an undrafted free agent in 2005.

Early years[edit]

Roberson was born in Saginaw, Michigan. He attended Saginaw High School, where he played high school basketball for the Saginaw Trojans and was recognized as a Parade magazine high school All-American as a senior. Roberson was recruited by the University of Florida, Duke University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, after averaging 24 points per game as a high school junior. He ultimately chose to attend Florida.[1]

College career[edit]

Roberson accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2003 to 2005. He chose to forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and left school after his third college season to enter the NBA Draft.

Professional career[edit]

He declared for the 2005 NBA Draft after his junior season, and signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in August 2005, after going undrafted. Throughout the 2005–06 NBA season, he split his time between the Grizzlies and the Arkansas RimRockers, the Grizzlies' D-League affiliate.

In October 2006 he was signed by the Golden State Warriors to be evaluated during training camp, and would appear in 20 contests in 2006–07, being waived in early January 2007.[2]

On December 4, 2006, Roberson scored his NBA career high 21 points against the San Antonio Spurs.[3]

After failing to find a job in the NBA in 2007–08, Roberson went overseas and spent the season in Israel (playing for Hapoel Jerusalem)[4] and Turkey.[5]

In July 2008, Roberson was invited to be part of the New York Knicks' summer league team and, on July 16, agreed in principle to a 2-year deal with the team.[6]

On February 19, 2009, Roberson was traded to the Chicago Bulls along with center Jerome James and forward Tim Thomas in exchange for guard Larry Hughes.[7] On July 20, Roberson was waived by the Bulls.[8]

Roberson later played in France[9] with Strasbourg IG. On September 24, 2010, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.,[10] but he was waived before the start of the season.[11]

Roberson later played for Fujian SBS Xunxing, in the China Basketball Association.

On 8 October 2014, Roberson signed a one-year contract with Cypriot side APOEL.[12] He won his first trophy with APOEL just after his first official game, helping his team to win the 2014 Cypriot Super Cup by beating Apollon Limassol 74–58, in a match which Roberson was the top scorer with 19 points.

Personal[edit]

His cousin, Terrance Roberson, played college basketball at Fresno State and appeared in three games for the Charlotte Hornets in 2000.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Memphis 16 0 5.5 .452 .500 1.000 .4 .3 .1 .0 2.2
2006–07 Golden State 20 1 11.4 .423 .382 .667 1.1 .5 .6 .0 5.6
2008–09 New York 23 0 11.0 .379 .338 1.000 .7 .8 .4 .0 4.7
2008–09 Chicago 6 0 3.8 .294 .200 .000 1.2 .2 .0 .0 2.0
Career 65 1 9.1 .400 .356 .900 .8 .5 .4 .0 4.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Chicago 1 0 4.0 .750 1.000 .000 1.0 .0 2.0 .0 8.0
Career 1 0 4.0 .750 1.000 .000 1.0 .0 2.0 .0 8.0

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