Anthony Roberson

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Anthony Roberson
Anthony Roberson in 2009.jpeg
Roberson visits the White House with the Chicago Bulls in 2009.
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1983-02-14) February 14, 1983 (age 36)
Saginaw, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolSaginaw (Saginaw, Michigan)
CollegeFlorida (2002–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006Memphis Grizzlies
2006–2007Golden State Warriors
2007–2008Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
2008TTNet Beykoz
2008–2009New York Knicks
2009Chicago Bulls
2009–2010Strasbourg IG
2010–2011Enel Brindisi
2011–2012Fujian Xunxing
2012La Union Formosa
2012–2013Boulazac BD
2013–2014Al Jaysh
2014Ikaros Chalkidas
2016–2018Boulazac Basket Dordogne
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Anthony Roberson (born February 14, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Boulazac Basket Dordogne in the LNB Pro B.

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 October 8, 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.

On July 18, 2016, Boulazac signed with the French team Boulazac Basket Dordogne.[13]

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]

  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]

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


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Highly rated QB Palko picks Panthers Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Warriors waive Anthony Roberson Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Box Score". Basketball Reference. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Anthony Roberson|#11-league stats
  5. ^ Roberson's Turkish league stats Archived October 10, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Knicks sign guard Roberson, could be end for Marbury Archived September 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Sources: Knicks trade for Bulls' Hughes". Archived from the original on February 21, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ SIG Basket Strasbourg Archived January 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved on February 13, 2010.
  10. ^ NBA transactions Archived July 14, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Kobe Bryant could play in London Archived October 15, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Ο ΝΒΑer Anthony Roberson στον ΑΠΟΕΛ!" (in Greek). October 8, 2014. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Anthony Roberson signs with Boulazac". July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.

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