McRoberts with the Bobcats in 2013
|No. 4 – Miami Heat|
February 28, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Carmel (Carmel, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2007–2008||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2008||→Idaho Stampede (D-League)|
|2011–2012||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Joshua Scott "Josh" McRoberts (born February 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). McRoberts, a 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) power forward, played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 37th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.
- 1 High school career
- 2 Collegiate career
- 3 NBA career
- 4 Player profile
- 5 Awards
- 6 NBA career statistics
- 7 References
- 8 External links
High school career
He averaged 17.9 points to go along with 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game and shot an impressive .593 (166-of-280) from the field while guiding the Greyhounds to a 21–4 record and a trip to the sectional championship game in 2005. McRoberts was considered the number one power forward prospect out of high school, and was projected to be drafted in the 2005 NBA Draft had he declared.
At Duke University, McRoberts averaged 8.7 points and 1.3 blocked shots while leading the team (60.5%) in field goal percentage. McRoberts was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. He helped the Duke Blue Devils to a record of 32–4, the ACC regular season title, and the 2006 ACC tournament championship title by defeating the Boston College Eagles. He was also named to the third team Freshman All-America by collegehoops.net.
McRoberts' late-season numbers improved as he recorded 10 of his 15 double-figure scoring games in his final 14 games, while averaging 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds (with a 59.6 FG%).
McRoberts underwent a successful lumbar discectomy on August 3, 2006. He had been suffering from chronic back problems since high school and had the operation to alleviate the problem.
Games 33, PPG: 13.0, RPG: 7.9, APG: 3.5, FG%: 50.2
On December 19, 2006 against Kent State, McRoberts had a career-high 19 points, six blocks, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals making him the first Duke player to tally at least four in all five categories.
Portland Trail Blazers / Idaho Stampede
On January 9, 2008, McRoberts was assigned to the Idaho Stampede, the Trail Blazers' D-League affiliate. After being with the Stampede for nearly a month, and getting an over 20-minute per game increase in playing time, McRoberts was called back up to the Trail Blazers.
On June 26, 2008, the night of the 2008 NBA Draft, McRoberts was traded by the Trail Blazers to his hometown Indiana Pacers in a deal that sent him along with Brandon Rush and Jarrett Jack in return for 11th overall pick Jerryd Bayless and Ike Diogu.
Los Angeles Lakers
On July 11, 2013, McRoberts re-signed with the Bobcats. On March 28, 2014, McRoberts scored a career high 24 points in a loss to the Orlando Magic. He finished the season with career highs in games played and started with 78 each. On April 30, 2014, McRoberts underwent successful surgery to remove bone spurs from his left big toe.
On July 14, 2014, McRoberts signed with the Miami Heat to a reported four-year, $23 million contract. After tearing his right meniscus on December 9 against Phoenix, McRoberts underwent surgery to repair it on December 22 and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season; he appeared in just 17 games.
McRoberts can play both power forward and center. His scoring mostly comes off fast breaks, rebounds and hustle plays. He is a screen-setter with a decent jumper, and possesses excellent passing skills for a big man. He is considered an average defender. Pau Gasol called McRoberts "scrappy and a hustler."
- 2005 McDonald's All-America Player of the Year
- 2005 McDonald's All-America Game MVP
- 2005 Parade All-America Basketball Team
- 2005 National High School Coaches Assn. Senior Athlete of the Year
- 2006 ACC All-Tournament Second Team
- 2006 ACC All-Freshman Team
- 2006 Third Team Freshman All-America
- 2007 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Assocn All-ACC Second Team
- 2007 ACC All-Defensive Team 
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Prisbell, Eric (2005-10-24). "Duke Is the Team to Beat in NBA Draft-Depleted ACC". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "Josh McRoberts". GoDuke.com. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- "McRoberts Announces Plan To Return For Sophomore Season". GoDuke.com. 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
- "Josh McRoberts". CNNSI.com. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
- "Game Recaps". CNN. Archived from the original on 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2006-12-19.
- "Duke sophomore McRoberts eligible for NBA draft". Associated Press. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
- "Trail Blazers Assign Josh McRoberts To Idaho Stampede". nba.com. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
- "Welcome back McBob". oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
- "Pacers announce two trades; acquire seven players". NBA.com. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
- "Lakers Sign Josh McRoberts". NBA.com. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
- "Magic Acquire Six Players, Five Draft Picks in Howard Trade". NBA.com. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
- "Bobcats Acquire Josh McRoberts from Orlando". NBA.com. 2013-02-23. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
- Charlotte Bobcats re-sign Josh McRoberts
- McRoberts Has Successful Toe Surgery
- Josh McRoberts opts out of contract
- HEAT Signs Josh McRoberts
- Josh McRoberts Verbally Commits To Four-Year, $23M Deal With Heat
- Josh McRoberts Undergoes Successful Surgery
- Bresnahan, Mike (December 14, 2011). "Lakers upset with Chris Paul's trade to Clippers". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 15, 2011.
- "McRoberts, Nelson and Scheyer Receive All-ACC Recognition". GoDuke.com. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-07.
- "2007 ACC Men's Basketball All-Defensive Team Announced". TheACC.com. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-04-09.