Brian Roberts (basketball)
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") tall, he plays at the point guard position.
Roberts with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014
|Born||December 3, 1985|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||173 lb (78 kg)|
|High school||St. John's (Toledo, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2008–2009||Hapoel Galil Gilboa|
|2012–2014||New Orleans Pelicans|
|2016||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. In April 2013, the Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans.
Charlotte Hornets (2014–2016)Edit
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. 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. 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.
Return to Charlotte (2016–2017)Edit
Return to EuropeEdit
On July 23, 2017, Roberts signed a two-year deal with the Greek club Olympiacos. The two-year contract was worth $4 million, and included NBA opt-out clauses. Olympiacos officially opted out of said contract and released Roberts, on June 27, 2018.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
- ROBERTS, BRIAN HEIGHT: 1.88.
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- "Brian Roberts Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
- "Brian Roberts to Bamberg". Sportando.com. July 10, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
- "Brose Baskets Bamberg officially keep Brian Roberts". Sportando.com. August 5, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- "Hornets sign Brian Roberts". Sportando.com. August 16, 2012. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- "New Orleans Hornets Sign Brian Roberts". TheBirdWrites.com. SB Nation. August 16, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
- "Notebook: Hornets 110, Nuggets 86". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- "Pelicans want to re-sign Brian Roberts". Sportando.com. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- "Hornets Sign Roberts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Hornets Fall to Houston in Home Finale". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- "HEAT Acquire Brian Roberts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
- "TRAIL BLAZERS ACQUIRE BRIAN ROBERTS, FUTURE SECOND-ROUND PICK FROM MIAMI". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- "Lillard scores career-high 51, Blazers beat Warriors 137-105". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 20, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
- "Charlotte Hornets Sign Free-Agent Guard Brian Roberts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "Olympiacos signs guard Roberts". Euroleague.net. July 23, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- Olympiacos and Brian Roberts Agree to Deal.
- UFFICIALE – Olympiacos, in arrivo Brian Roberts dagli Hornets (in Italian).
- "Unicaja signs guard Roberts / Web Oficial del Unicaja Baloncesto". www.unicajabaloncesto.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.