Richard Roby

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Richard Roby
Richard Roby - Colorado.jpg
No. 25 – Osaka Evessa
Position Shooting guard
League B.League
Personal information
Born (1985-09-28) September 28, 1985 (age 31)
San Bernardino, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Lawrence Academy
(Groton, Massachusetts)
College Colorado (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Bnei Hasharon
2009–2010 Maccabi Haifa
2010 Halcones Rojos Veracruz
2010–2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011 Peristeri
2012 Fos Ouest Provence
2012 Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca
2012–2013 Wonju Dongbu Promy
2013 Gaiteros del Zulia
2013 Caciques de Humacao
2013–2016 Akita Northern Happinets
2016 SAN-EN NeoPhoenix
2016-present Osaka Evessa
Career highlights and awards
  • bj league Best Five (2014, 2015)
  • bj league All-Star (2015)
  • bj league Best 6th Man (2014)

Richard Roby (born September 28, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Osaka Evessa of the Japanese B.League. He attended high school at Lawrence Academy at Groton, Massachusetts. Roby attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and played for the Buffaloes from 2004 to 2008. He averaged 17 points and 5.5 rebounds during his career for the Buffaloes. He graduated as Colorado's all-time leading scorer, doing so in his final collegiate game.[1]

Roby is the half-brother of Kenyon Martin. Roby was married in 2011 to Kendrea Oliver in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they have three children [2][not in citation given][3][not in citation given]

Professional career[edit]

In the summer of 2008, Roby signed a contract through the year 2009 with Bnei Hasharon in Israel. During the 2009/2010 season, he joined Maccabi Haifa B.C..

Roby played for the Nuggets in the NBA Summer League in 2010.[4] After playing eight games with Halcones Rojos de Veracruz in Mexico, he left and then signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.

Richard played for Fos sur mer team, in French league (LNB 2nd division ) and for Club Wonju Dongbu Promy, a Korean basketball league team (aka KBL).

"Akita star" played for the Akita Northern Happinets of Japan in 2013-16 and won bj league Eastern Conference championship title for two years in a row. [5]He also acquired his Japanese driver's license in Wariyama, Akita.[6] He loves to play in this Far East country, and he signed with the SAN-EN NeoPhoenix in 2016. He came terms with the Osaka Evessa on December 9, 2016.


  1. ^ Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oklahoma Sooners - Recap - March 14, 2008 - ESPN – "Colorado's Richard Roby had 18 points to finish his career with 2,001 points, breaking Donnie Boyce's school record by six points."
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  4. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
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