Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 210

Position: Small Forward

Team: Colorado

Class: Junior

#21 Andre Roberson | G

Right-handed… Roberson may not play for a national contender in a power conference, but Colorado appears to be a program on the rise thanks to Alec Burks, the 12th overall pick in 2011 and now, the lanky wing, Roberson. At this point in his career, he is on every NBA radar screen due to his outstanding physical tools- its in his genes as his father, John played basketball at New Mexico, while his mother was a volleyball player for the Lobos, his two older sisters played basketball for Texas Tech, his younger sister plays for the Buffaloes in Colorado and another sister plays volleyball for University of Texas- need we summarize and say athletics runs in the family?... He stands 6'7" with tremendous length and his frame will only fill out in time. He is a gifted, explosive athlete who can get off the floor for a rebound in a split-second or sprint down in transition. His physical tools are enhanced by his motor and energy he brings to the floor. As a freshman, Roberson led the Buff in rebounds, steals and blocks per game… Offensively, Roberson is building on his minimal skill set; he is not a great shooter by any means, but his length and athleticism make him a terror in transition or cutting to the basket. He finishes nearly everything at the rim. He shows promise as a future perimeter option, but overall lacks confidence and fluidity, especially off the dribble.

Roberson has a few major weaknesses holding him back from being a top prospect- at 6'7" with great length, Roberson has a wiry frame and could easily put on 20 pounds, making him a much more effective rebounder and defender than he already is. Also, and he is slowly improving in this area, but Roberson needs to take up a larger role offensively. He lacks the true scoring mentality from what we can see as he will pass up open jump shots due to a lack of confidence. To add on, he does not yet have the ball skills to create for himself in the halfcourt setting… If he can become more reliable in catch-and-shoot situations, his offensive game would improve exponentially…
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