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Brian Lloyd Roberts (born December 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Unicaja of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the University of Dayton. At a height of 1.88 m (6'2")[1] tall, he plays at the point guard position.

Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts Charlotte Hornets.jpg
Roberts with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1985-12-03) December 3, 1985 (age 33)
Toledo, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight173 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. John's (Toledo, Ohio)
CollegeDayton (2004–2008)
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2009Hapoel Galil Gilboa
2009–2012Brose Bamberg
20122014New Orleans Pelicans
20142016Charlotte Hornets
2016Portland Trail Blazers
2016–2017Charlotte Hornets
2017–2018Olympiacos
2018–2019Unicaja
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

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High school careerEdit

Roberts attended St. John's Jesuit High School, in Toledo, Ohio. He was a three-time Associated Press All-Ohio selection (honorable mention, third team, and first team in 2004), two-time District VII Player of the Year, and two-time Toledo City League Player of the Year. He was also named the 2004 Ohio Division I Co-Player of the Year, after guiding St. John's to the state championship game. Roberts' 18 points in the finals led all scorers, as Hamilton edged St. John's 51–48.[2]

College careerEdit

In his four-year college basketball career at Dayton, Roberts played in a total of 125 games, averaging 15.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game, while earning Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team honors, All-Atlantic 10 second team honors (twice), All-Atlantic 10 first team honors, Atlantic 10 All-Academic team honors, and NABC Division I All-District 10 first team honors.[2]

In 2008, Roberts was named as one of 30 nominees for the John R. Wooden Award, one of 30 nominees for the Naismith Award, and one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

 
Roberts, playing with the New Orleans Hornets.

After failing to be drafted in the 2008 NBA draft, Roberts joined the Orlando Magic's summer league squad, for the Orlando Summer League, and with the Los Angeles Lakers' summer league squad for the Las Vegas Summer League. He later signed with Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa, of Israel, for the 2008–09 season.

On July 10, 2009, Roberts signed a two-year deal with Brose Baskets of Germany.[4] That same day, he joined the Sacramento Kings' summer league squad for the 2009 NBA Summer League.

In August 2011, Roberts re-signed with Brose Baskets, on a one-year deal.[5] While with Brose, he won three German League championships, and three German Cups.

New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2012–2014)Edit

In July 2012, Roberts joined the New Orleans Hornets' summer league squad for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On August 16, 2012, he signed a multi-year NBA deal with the Hornets.[6][7] On March 25, 2013, he had a breakout performance, with a career-high 18 assists, to help the Hornets snap the Denver Nuggets' 15-game winning streak.[8] In April 2013, the Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans.

In July 2013, Roberts joined the New Orleans Pelicans' summer league squad, for the 2013 NBA Summer League. He went on to finish with the highest free throw percentage in the 2013–14 NBA season.[9]

Charlotte Hornets (2014–2016)Edit

On July 23, 2014, Roberts signed with the Charlotte Hornets.[10] On April 13, 2015, he scored a career-high 23 points, after coming off the bench, in a 100–90 loss to the Houston Rockets.[11]

Portland Trail Blazers (2016)Edit

On February 16, 2016, the Hornets traded Roberts to the Miami Heat, in a three-team trade that also involved the Memphis Grizzlies.[12] He was traded again on February 18, along with a future second-round draft pick, to the Portland Trail Blazers, in exchange for cash considerations.[13] The next day, he made his debut for the Trail Blazers, in a 137–105 win over the Golden State Warriors, recording seven points scored in four minutes played.[14]

Return to Charlotte (2016–2017)Edit

On July 7, 2016, Roberts signed with the Charlotte Hornets, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[15]

Return to EuropeEdit

On July 23, 2017, Roberts signed a two-year deal with the Greek club Olympiacos.[16] The two-year contract was worth $4 million, and included NBA opt-out clauses.[17][18] Olympiacos officially opted out of said contract and released Roberts, on June 27, 2018.

On July 13, 2018, Roberts signed a one-year deal with the Spanish club Unicaja.[19]

NBA career statisticsEdit

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
* Led the league

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 New Orleans 78 5 17.0 .417 .386 .909 1.2 2.8 .5 .0 7.1
2013–14 New Orleans 72 42 23.2 .420 .360 .940* 1.9 3.3 .6 .1 9.4
2014–15 Charlotte 72 10 18.5 .389 .321 .892 1.5 2.3 .5 .1 6.7
2015–16 Charlotte 30 0 11.1 .443 .333 .919 1.0 1.3 .2 .0 4.8
2015–16 Portland 21 0 6.5 .460 .400 .800 .6 .8 .1 .0 2.9
2016–17 Charlotte 41 2 10.1 .377 .386 .846 1.0 1.3 .2 .0 3.5
Career 314 59 16.6 .411 .356 .908 1.3 2.3 .4 .1 6.6

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Portland 10 0 3.6 .222 .000 .667 .1 .3 .0 .0 .8
Career 10 0 3.6 .222 .000 .667 .1 .3 .0 .0 .8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ROBERTS, BRIAN HEIGHT: 1.88.
  2. ^ a b c "Brian Roberts bio". DaytonFlyers.CSTV.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
  3. ^ "Brian Roberts Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
  4. ^ "Brian Roberts to Bamberg". Sportando.com. July 10, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
  5. ^ "Brose Baskets Bamberg officially keep Brian Roberts". Sportando.com. August 5, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hornets sign Brian Roberts". Sportando.com. August 16, 2012. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "New Orleans Hornets Sign Brian Roberts". TheBirdWrites.com. SB Nation. August 16, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "Notebook: Hornets 110, Nuggets 86". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  9. ^ "Pelicans want to re-sign Brian Roberts". Sportando.com. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Hornets Sign Roberts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  11. ^ "Hornets Fall to Houston in Home Finale". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  12. ^ "HEAT Acquire Brian Roberts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS ACQUIRE BRIAN ROBERTS, FUTURE SECOND-ROUND PICK FROM MIAMI". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Lillard scores career-high 51, Blazers beat Warriors 137-105". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 20, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  15. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Sign Free-Agent Guard Brian Roberts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "Olympiacos signs guard Roberts". Euroleague.net. July 23, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  17. ^ Olympiacos and Brian Roberts Agree to Deal.
  18. ^ UFFICIALE – Olympiacos, in arrivo Brian Roberts dagli Hornets (in Italian).
  19. ^ "Unicaja signs guard Roberts / Web Oficial del Unicaja Baloncesto". www.unicajabaloncesto.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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