|No. 9 – Dallas Mavericks|
|Born||February 3, 1998|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school||Dixon (Dixon, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|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
Roby attended Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois. 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. 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. 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. He left Dixon with the most career rebounds and blocked in school history and the second-most career points. 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.
Roby entered his freshman season for Nebraska in 2016–17 with a pelvic stress reaction suffered in the offseason, delaying his college debut. He remarked, "It's probably the longest I sat out from basketball since I started playing basketball." 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. He increased his weight from 185 pounds (84 kg) to 220 pounds (100 kg) in his first year in college. 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. In his junior season, Roby started in all 35 games, averaging 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game. He led Nebraska to an unexpected run in the 2019 Big Ten Tournament.
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|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|
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- "Isaiah Roby". ESPN. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
- "Isaiah Roby, Dixon, Small Forward". 247Sports. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
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- Basnett, Chris (October 26, 2016). "Husker freshman Roby hoping he's past the 'rough' part". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
- 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.
- Hardesty, Matt (November 5, 2018). "Isaiah Roby growing into his role at Nebraska". The Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
- "Isaiah Roby Player Profile". RealGM. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
- 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.
- Heady, Chris (March 30, 2019). "Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby enters NBA draft, keeping options open". Retrieved June 1, 2019.
- "NBA draft: Mavericks expected to swing deal and end up with Nebraska's Isaiah Roby". June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
- "Mavericks acquire draft rights to Isaiah Roby and future second round picks". Mavs.com. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.