Isaiah Roby

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Isaiah Roby
No. 9 – Dallas Mavericks
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1998-02-03) February 3, 1998 (age 21)
Dixon, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High schoolDixon (Dixon, Illinois)
CollegeNebraska (2016–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentDallas Mavericks
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Isaiah Roby (born February 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

High school career[edit]

Roby attended Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois.[1] He joined a team that finished its previous season with a 1–28 record, but in his final three years at Dixon, he led the team to a combined 76–13 record.[2] In his junior season, Roby averaged 12.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game, earning second-team all-state Class 3A honors.[3] As a senior, he averaged 19.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.9 blocks per game. Roby finished eighth in Illinois Mr. Basketball voting and was named second-team all-state by the Chicago Sun-Times.[4][5] He left Dixon with the most career rebounds and blocked in school history and the second-most career points.[1] Roby was rated a three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports, and a four-star recruit by Rivals. On October 22, 2014, he committed to Nebraska.[6][7][8]

College career[edit]

Roby entered his freshman season for Nebraska in 2016–17 with a pelvic stress reaction suffered in the offseason, delaying his college debut.[5] He remarked, "It's probably the longest I sat out from basketball since I started playing basketball."[9] In 30 games, Roby made four starts and averaged 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, while recording 25 blocks, the fifth-most by a Nebraska freshman.[1] He increased his weight from 185 pounds (84 kg) to 220 pounds (100 kg) in his first year in college.[10] As a sophomore, Roby averaged 8.7 points and team-highs of 6.3 rebounds and two blocks per game. He also led his team in field goal percentage, shooting 57 percent, and compiled 63 blocks, the most by a Nebraska player since 2001.[1][11] In his junior season, Roby started in all 35 games, averaging 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game.[12] He led Nebraska to an unexpected run in the 2019 Big Ten Tournament.[13]

On March 30, 2019, Roby declared for the 2019 NBA draft without hiring an agent.[14]

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted 45th by the Detroit Pistons and traded to the Dallas Mavericks.[15][16]

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

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Nebraska 30 4 15.2 .394 .200 .762 2.9 .7 .5 .8 3.1
2017–18 Nebraska 32 13 24.0 .565 .405 .724 6.3 1.7 .6 2.0 8.7
2018–19 Nebraska 35 35 31.2 .454 .333 .677 6.9 1.9 1.3 1.9 11.8
Career 97 52 23.9 .476 .336 .702 5.5 1.5 .8 1.6 8.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Isaiah Roby". Nebraska Athletics. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Barfknecht, Lee (November 3, 2016). "Newcomers, including Isaiah Roby and Jeriah Horne, don't blink at the thought of changing the Huskers' fortunes". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Brian (November 12, 2015). "Men's basketball: Top 100 recruit Roby signs with Huskers". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Washut, Robin (October 4, 2016). "Huskers eagerly awaiting freshman Roby's debut". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Barfknecht, Lee (September 16, 2016). "Nebraska without injured Anton Gill, Isaiah Roby to open basketball practice". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "Isaiah Roby". ESPN. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "Isaiah Roby, Dixon, Small Forward". 247Sports. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "Isaiah Roby, 2016 Small forward". Rivals. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  9. ^ Basnett, Chris (October 26, 2016). "Husker freshman Roby hoping he's past the 'rough' part". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  10. ^ Barfknecht, Lee (July 19, 2017). "Husker sophomore Isaiah Roby gets to work in weight room, seeks a breakout year on the court". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Hardesty, Matt (November 5, 2018). "Isaiah Roby growing into his role at Nebraska". The Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Isaiah Roby Player Profile". RealGM. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  13. ^ Heady, Chris (May 29, 2019). "Nebraska's Isaiah Roby opts to stay in NBA draft. 'I think I left PBA the right way'". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Heady, Chris (March 30, 2019). "Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby enters NBA draft, keeping options open". Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "NBA draft: Mavericks expected to swing deal and end up with Nebraska's Isaiah Roby". June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  16. ^ "Mavericks acquire draft rights to Isaiah Roby and future second round picks". Mavs.com. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.

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