Terrence Roberts (basketball)
August 14, 1984 |
Newark, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (206 cm)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||St. Anthony (Jersey City, New Jersey)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|Marinos de Anzoátegui (Venezuela)
ASU Sports Club (Jordan)
BC Ferro-ZNTU (Ukraine)
Saitama Broncos (Japan)
CS Universitatea Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
Terrence Roberts (born August 4, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who is a free agent. He is a former college basketball player for the Syracuse Orange from Jersey City, New Jersey.
Roberts attended St. Anthony High School, where he was coached by the legendary Bob Hurley. During his junior season St. Anthony’s went 29-1 and finished ranked second in the nation by USA Today; averaged 10.1 ppg. and 8.0 rpg.
In his senior season, he helped lead his squad to the 2003 New Jersey Tournament of Champions crown. As a senior, he averaged 17.0 ppg., 11.0 rpg. and 6.0 bpg. was listed as a 2003 all-state first team selection, a 2003 Parade Magazine All-America third team, and played in the New Jersey North-South High School All-Star Game.
Roberts was used sparingly in his first season before becoming a regular contributor as a sophomore. Roberts aided Syracuse to a 27-7 record, the Big East Conference Tournament championship and the 2005 NCAA Tournament first round, finishing fourth on the team in scoring, with 7.2 points per game. After Billy Edelin left Syracuse for personal reasons, Roberts started the final seven games, averaging 8.4 ppg. and 5.7 rpg. in that span.
Following the graduation of forward Hakim Warrick, Roberts would start all 35 games of his junior year, averaging a career high of 10.7 points per game. The highlight of his season came against Rutgers University on February 1, 2006. Down by one with under 7.6 seconds left in overtime, Roberts, who had hit only three 3-pointers in his first two seasons at Syracuse, drained a buzzer-beating shot to give Syracuse an 86-84 win.
Roberts was named to the pre-season All Big East team in his senior season, but he failed to live up to expectations. Roberts limped through most of the season following a knee injury in the early part of the season against Drexel. He would miss several games that season, finishing with disappointing numbers of 8.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Roberts was a member of the 2002 USA Development Festival East Team that finished 3-2 and earned the silver medal. He averaged 6.0 ppg. and 6.2 rpg. He posted highs of 11 points versus the West in the preliminary round and nine rebounds versus the West in the semifinal game. Roberts also participated in the 2005 USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team Trials.
In November 2007, Roberts signed to play for Rethymno BC, a Greek basketball team in the same league that used to employ former Syracuse Orange teammate Gerry McNamara. For the 2008-09 season, Roberts is playing with the Israeli team Elitzur Kiryat Ata. In his debut against Rishon LZ, Roberts scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. For the 2011-12 season, he joined the Los Angeles D-Fenders, but on December 28, 2011, he was waived due to injury. In his last two games before the injury, Roberts averaged 19.5 points and 14 rebounds.
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- Berman, Zach (2007-02-27). "Roberts guts out ailing knee for final games of senior year". The Daily Orange. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- "Eurobasket: Terrence Roberts". EuroSports. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
- "Terrence Roberts To Play In Greece". Cuse Country. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
- Roberts, Terrence. "Terrence Roberts Player Profile". NBA. Retrieved March 26, 2012.