|City/State:||San Antonio, Texas|
|High School:||Wagner HS|
CAREER: Left CU after his junior year opting for the 2013 NBA Draft in June • Only CU men’s basketball player with 1000 points (1,012), 1000 Rebounds (1,045), 150 blocks (150), 150 steals (164), 100 assists (119) • First CU player to lead team three straight years in rebounding, steals and blocked shots • Second CU men’s player to eclipse the 1,000 rebound plateau (Stephane Pelle: 1,054, 1999-2003) • In three years, grabbed 1,045 rebounds and 10 rebounds of breaking the CU rebounding record • 37 career double-doubles (CU was 28-9), 4th overall in school history • Career statistics averages: 9.6 ppg., 10.0 rpg., 1.6 stl., 1.4 bpg., 51.6 FG% • In 105 career games, grabbed 7+ rebounds 85 times • CU was 26-11 when he had at least 12 rebounds in a game • CU was 10-1 when having 15 or more rebounds • 59 career games double-digit rebounding games, 52 games in scoring double figures • 3rd in career blocks (150); 7th in career steals (164); No. 15 in minutes (2970); No. 32 in games played (105); t-No.24 in starts (65) • 29th player in CU history to score 1,000 points (1,012) • Holds the freshman (297), sophomore (401), junior (347) season rebounding records • Owns the top-two defensive rebounds in a single-season (2011-12: 290; 2012-13: 255) • All three years among CU’s top-10 in defensive rebounds list • Four career games over 20 points • Led CU in rebounding 84 times (7 shared); blocks 70 times (22 shared); steals 45 times (18 shared); scoring 14 times • Three or more steals in a game 18 times; 3+ blocks 15 times; 3+ assists 12 times; 2+ blocks 48 times.
20 REBOUNDS: Grabbed 20 rebounds, twice in a single game (at Fresno State, Stanford) becoming the 17th and 18th time in school history a CU player to have 20 or more in a game • Roberson is the 10th player to reach the 20-rebound plateau and fifth player to have multiple 20-rebound games. The others: Burdette Haldorson (4), Jim Davis (3), Cliff Meely (2), Jamahl Mosley (2) • Roberson is the first CU player to grab that many multiple times since Mosley accomplished it twice during 2000-2001 (vs. Missouri, vs. Baylor at KC). Prior to Mosley, it hadn’t happened since Meely did it in during the 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons. Roberson and Mosley are the only two players to accomplish the feat in the past 43 years.
2012-2013 (junior): First CU player to average a double-double (10.9 ppg., 11.2 rpg.) in back-to-back years since Shaun Vandiver (1989-91, 22 years) • Set the junior season rebounding record (347) • 255 defensive rebounds ranks second all-time behind sophomore year total (290) • Led CU in rebounding 26 times (twice shared); blocks: 21 times (7 shared); steals: 19 times (6 shared) • Two 20 rebounding games (Stanford, at Fresno State), becoming the 17th and 18th time in school history a CU player to have 20 or more in a game • 10th player to reach the 20-rebound plateau and only fifth player to have multiple 20-rebound games [others: Burdette Haldorson (4), Jim Davis (3), Cliff Meely (2), Jamahl Mosley (2)] • First CU player to grab that many multiple times since Mosley accomplished it twice during 2000-2001 (vs. Missouri, vs. Baylor at KC). Prior to Mosley, it hadn’t happened since Meely did it in during the 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons. Roberson and Mosley are the only two players to accomplish the feat in the past 43 years • 13 games shooting 50+ FG%; 9 games 60+% • Of his 31 games played, 21 of them were double-digit rebounding games.
NATIONALLY (2012-2013): No. 2 in rebounding (11.2 rpg.) behind O.D. Anosike, Siena, 11.4; No. 30 steals (2.16); No. 158 in blocks (1.32); No. 33 double-doubles (12) • First player from a major BCS school to finish No. 1 in rebounding since 2008-09 and fourth since 1995-96 • Ended junior year with the most career rebounds of any D-I junior (1,045) • Ranked fifth since 2011-12 in D-I double-doubles (32) • Since 2002-03, one of five players in D-I to average an unconventional double-double (more rebounds than points).
2012-2013 Pac-12 CONFERENCE (all games): Only player to average a double-double (10.9 ppg., 11.0 rpg.) • No. 1 in rebounding (11.2) and defensive rebounds (8.2); No. 2 in steals (2.2); No. 3 in offensive rebounds (3.0); No. 9 in blocked shots (1.3) and minutes played (33.4); No. 14 in field goal percentage (.480); t-No. 29 in scoring (10.9) • Only player with a 20 rebounding game, Roberson did it twice (at Fresno State, Dec. 12) and Stanford, Jan. 24) • 12 double-doubles, tying for second • Helped CU rank first in 3-Point FG % defense (all games, 32.0).
2012-2013 Pac-12 CONFERENCE (conference-only): No. 1 in rebounding (11.0) and defensive rebounds (8.1); No. 2 in steals (2.3); No. 4 in offensive rebounds (2.9); No. 9 in blocked shots (1.3) and minutes played (34.7) • Only player in conference play with 20 rebounds in a single game (vs. Stanford, Jan. 24) • Helped CU rank No. 1 in in scoring defense (62.2 ppg.) • Five double-doubles ranked tied for fifth overall • At the conference tournament ranked first in offensive rebounding (9 over two games, 4.5 rpg.).
2012-2013 AWARDS: Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year • Pac-12 first team selection • All-Defensive team • U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VIII Player of the Year and all-district first team • University of Colorado men’s basketball Stephane Pelle Rebounding Award three straight years (junior, sophomore, freshman) for having most rebounds in a season • CU’s best defensive player (voted by the players) • Co-Male Athlete of the Year Award winner at the 13th Annual CUSPY Awards (CU Sports Performers of the Year) • Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America team (only Pac-12 player named on the 21-player list) • College Sports Madness Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year, first team selection • College Sports Madness All-American second team • Collegehoopsdaily.com All-Conference selection Pac-12 Player of the Week (Dec. 10-16) • Preseason Top-50 John R. Wooden and the Naismith watch lists. 2011-2012 AWARDS: All-Pac-12 Conference First Team • All-Pac-12 All-Defensive Team • Pac-12 All-Tournament Team • Male Athlete of the Year Award winner at the 12th Annual CUSPY Awards (CU Sports Performers of the Year) • USBWA All-District 8 Team • NABC All-District 20 Second Team • College Hoops Net Pac-12 Conference First Team • NetScouts Basketball All-Conference Second Team • College Sports Madness Pac-12 First Team; College Sports Madness Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 30-Feb. 5) • Roundball Daily.com Conference Player of the Year Award • 2010-2011 AWARDS: CUSPY Awards (CU Sports Performers of the Year) Co-Male Freshman Athlete of the Year.
2011-2012 (sophomore): One of the key contributors that helped Colorado earn its first NCAA Tournament berth since the 2002-03 season (nine years) and only the third NCAA Tournament appearance since 1968-69 (43 years) • Member of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship team and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament winning four games in four days at the Staples Center in Los Angeles • Set the CU single-season rebounding record (401) breaking 58-year old mark previously set by Burdette Haldorson (1954-55) • Set the single-season defensive rebounding record (290) breaking the 225 by Shaun Vandiver (1989-90), 23 years ago • Shattered sophomore season record for most rebounds (401) topping old mark of 337 (Cliff Meely in 1968-69, 44 years ago) • First CU player to average a double-double for the entire season (11.6 ppg., 11.1 rpg.) since Stephane Pelle (2001-02; 12.8 ppg., 10.8 rpg.) • His 11.1 rpg. was the highest since Shaun Vandiver (11.2) in 1989-90 • 12th player in school history to lead the team in rebounding in back-to-back seasons, but only the second since 1994 (joining Stephane Pelle in 2001-02, 2002-03) • 67 blocked shots, the most in a season since David Harrison had 85 in 2003-04 • 20 double-doubles (CU went 15-5), tied for the third most in a single season (with Cliff Meely, ’68-69) • 111 offensive rebounds, third in school history • Grabbed eight or more rebounds in 32 of 36 games • Averaged a team-high 30.2 minutes per game shooting team-best 50.2 percent from the field • Lead CU two-straight years in rebounds (11.1), blocks (67), and steals (46); joined Chauncey Billups & Matt Bullard as only Buffs to lead the team in three categories (either points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals) in both his freshman and sophomore seasons • Shot 53.7 percent from the field over his two years (250-of-466) • Second in scoring (11.6 ppg.) and free throws made (102).
NATIONALLY (2011-2012): Ranked third nationally in rebounds per game (11.1) trailed the national leader (Siena’s O.D. Anosike) by 1.4 rebounds per game • Roberson’s third place finish was the highest finish by a CU player in rebounding since Alex Stivrins who finished sixth in the nation with an 11.7 average in the 1984-85 season • Finished the season with 20 double‐doubles, fifth nationally (15-5 in those games) • No. 54 in blocked shots (1.86) • Among all players entering the NCAA Tournament was second in rebounding and tied for fourth in double-doubles • Ranked second in the nation (trailing only Kansas’ Thomas Robinson, a consensus All-America selection) in defensive rebound percentage (29.6 percent) as calculated by Ken Pomeroy (kenpom.com, Defensive rebound percentage is the percentage of possible defensive rebounds a player gets).
2011-2012 Pac-12 (all games): First in rebounding (11.1 rpg.), first in offensive (3.1 rpg.), defensive rebounding (8.1 rpg.) • Tied for first in blocked shots per game (1.9) • Only player to average a double-double among all players in the Pac-12 (all games & conference-only games).
2011-2012 Pac-12 (conference only): First in rebounding (10.9 rpg.), blocked shots (2.3 bpg.) and defensive rebounds (8.2); second in offensive rebounds (2.8) • Averaged more defensive rebounds per game (8.1) in all games than any other player in the Pac-12 averaged total rebounds per game • Seven blocks against Oregon (Feb. 4) was the second highest for the season in the conference, and the most by a CU player since David Harrison had seven on Feb. 18, 2004 vs. Texas Tech. • Roberson’s 67 blocks on the season, 37 resulted in a defensive rebound for CU (55.2 percent) • Helped CU rank first in defensive rebounds (25.9 rpg.); first in defensive rebounding percentage (.731) • Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds against Utah (Dec. 31) becoming the first player since 2006 to record that many boards in a game.
Pac-12 Tournament: Averaged 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, in addition to having seven steals, seven assists and seven blocked shots; also made four three-pointers (seven attempts, .571 percentage) • Shot 66.7 percent during the Pac-12 Tournament (20-of-30). Made 11-straight field goal attempts dating back to the game-winning put back against Oregon in the quarterfinals. His streak tied for the third longest, and just one off the school record of 12 held by teammates Rodell “House” Guest and Shaun Vandiver, one year apart. Roberson’s 11-straight are the most on the road or at a neutral site. His 6-of-6 performance from the field against Cal, which included two 3-pointers, was a career-best percentage wise.
2010-2011 (freshman): Set the CU school record for most rebounds (297) and most blocked shots in a single-season by a freshman (42) • Tied the school mark for most games played in a season (38) and most single-season fouls (112) • First CU freshman to lead team in rebounds (297), steals (51), blocks (42) becoming only the fourth Big 12 player to accomplish this feat (Michael Beasley, Kansas State; Antoine Wright, Texas A&M; Kevin Durant, Texas) • Sixth CU freshman to lead team in blocked shots (Shane Harris-Tunks, David Harrison, Stephane Pelle, Carlton Carter, Matt Bullard) • 297 rebounds tied for 12th in school history for rebounds in a season • Five double-doubles • 12 games with 10+ rebounds Seven games with 10 or more points • 51 steals ranked third of all CU freshman guards and 15th overall in single-season steals • Shot 50 percent from the field 24 times; 60 percent or better: 18 times; 70 percent or better: 10 times; 80 percent or better: eight times • Led CU in rebounding 23 times (five shared); blocked shots 20 times (seven shared); steals 13 times (six shared); assists three times (twice shared) • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 12 games; 9+ in 15 games; 8+ in 20 games; and had 5 or more in 31 games • Season-best 10 defensive boards against Kansas State (Mar. 10) at the Big 12 Championships • Ranked number one in NIT field goal percentage (min. 15 attempts) with 77.3 percent (17-of-22) • Last seven games of the season (all-post-season) shot 70 percent from the field (28-for-40) averaging 9.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
NATIONALLY (2010-2011): No. 100 in rebounding (7.8 rpg.) • Tied for fifth in freshman rebounding (only player with zero starts). Of the top six freshman rebounders, he ranked second (14.0) of the six per 40 minutes.
2010-2011 Big 12 (only): Second in offensive rebounds (3.1) • Sixth in rebounding (7.3) • t-11th in defensive rebounding (4.2) • t-13th in blocked shots (0.9) • t-14th in steals (1.2) • In Big 12 Conference play had the most offensive rebounds (10) vs. Baylor, Jan. 29, 2011 for any CU player against the Bears; also a season-best on the offensive glass • Tied the school mark in Big 12 play with 15 boards by a freshman in a game (15, vs. Iowa State, March 9, 2011, at Kansas City).
2010-2011 Big 12 (all games): Tied for second in rebounding (7.8) • Fifth in offensive rebounds (2.8) • Tied for fifth in defensive rebounding (5.0) • 10th in blocked shots (1.1) • 12th in steals (1.3).
Wagner HS: Averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game during his season year • Led team in rebounding and blocks senior year • Helped the Thunderbirds to a pair of consecutive Texas Class 5-A state semifinal appearances • Two region championship teams • Helped team to a 39-2 record during senior year and a No. 22 national ranking, in addition to No. 4 state ranking and No. 1 in the section • District 27-5A Most Valuable Player • Named to the All-Area Class 5-A Super Team • First-team all-state selection junior and senior years • Two-time District 27-5A • Two-time all-region and all-state selection • As a junior, averaged 9.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
Academics: College major is communication.
Personal: Born Dec. 4, 1991 • Son of John and Lisa Roberson • Comes from an athletic family, father played basketball collegiately at New Mexico State (1985-89) and professionally overseas for 12 years; mother played volleyball at New Mexico State (1985-89) • Has five sisters, Ashlee (a three-year letterwinner at Texas Tech University and played professionally overseas); Amber (four-year volleyball letterwinner with the University of Texas); Arielle (currently with the CU women’s basketball team, was the 2013 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and five-time conference Freshman of the Week recipient); Aaliyah; Arianna and one brother, Anthony • Roberson was the first student-athlete signed by Coach Boyle • Sister, Arielle and Andre were the only brother-sister basketball siblings in the Pac-12 Conference in 2012-2013, and one of five nationally.