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Tyler Evan Roberson (born November 27, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Syracuse.

Tyler Roberson
Tyler Roberson Syracuse.jpg
Roberson in action with Syracuse.
No. 21 – Agua Caliente Clippers
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1994-11-27) November 27, 1994 (age 24)
Union Township, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSyracuse (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Agua Caliente Clippers
2018–2019AEK Athens
2019Agua Caliente Clippers
2019Fos Provence Basket
2019–presentAgua Caliente Clippers

Early life and high school careerEdit

Roberson is the son of Carla and Edmon Roberson and has three brothers and one sister. Tyler was taught how to play basketball by his father and first started expressing interest in the game at the age of four. He played at Union High School for a season and joined the New Jersey RoadRunners of AAU competition. As a sophomore, Roberson transferred to Roselle Catholic. He averaged 17.5 points and 11.7 rebounds for a 25-5 state championship team his senior year. Roberson committed to Syracuse over offers from Villanova and Kansas.[1]

College careerEdit

He was suspended at the start of his freshman season due to an eligibility issue and received limited minutes the rest of the year.[2] Roberson averaged 8.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore.[3] Roberson scored 14 points and gathered 20 rebounds in a win over Duke on January 17, 2016.[4] As a junior, Roberson started all 37 games on Syracuse's Final Four team in 2016. In the NCAA Tournament, he pulled down 18 rebounds in the first-round win over Dayton. Roberson scored nine points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Orange's Sweet 16 victory against Gonzaga. He contributed 10 points and eight rebounds in the Midwest Region final versus Virginia. Roberson averaged 8.8 points and a team-leading 8.5 rebounds per game as a junior.[5] He averaged 5.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in 20 minutes per game as a senior.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Roberson was selected by the Agua Caliente Clippers with the 15th pick in the 2017 NBA G League Draft. He was the second former Syracuse player drafted after John Gillon was taken with the 10th pick by the Texas Legends.[6] On March 15, 2018, Roberson had 10 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a 108-104 loss at the South Bay Lakers. In his rookie season for the Clippers, he averaged 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.[7]

On July 26, 2018, the AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League announced that they had signed Tyler Roberson.[8] On January 9, 2019, Roberson parted ways with AEK.[9]

On January 24, 2019, Roberson re-signed with the Agua Caliente Clippers.

Career statisticsEdit

Domestic leaguesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Note: Only games in the primary domestic competitions are included. Therefore, games in cup or European competitions are left out.

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 A.E.K. GBL 11 13.5 .500 - .556 4.6 .2 .3 .3 6.5

FIBA Champions LeagueEdit

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Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 A.E.K. 8 11.9 .514 - .455 2.9 .4 .5 .6 5.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ditota, Donna (August 31, 2016). "The Tyler Roberson you don't know: Meet Syracuse basketball's shy power forward". The Post-Standard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Ditota, Donna (January 3, 2014). "Shy Syracuse freshman Tyler Roberson starts to feel his way with basketball team". The Post-Standard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Ditota, Donna (September 8, 2015). "Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson talks weight gain, expanding game, preparing for big season". The Post-Standard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Ditota, Donna (January 19, 2016). "Syracuse basketball forward Tyler Roberson is tough, tenacious, relentless vs. Duke". The Post-Standard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Waters, Mike (April 7, 2016). "Syracuse basketball's Tyler Roberson will return for his senior season". The Post-Standard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Waters, Mike (October 21, 2017). "Former Syracuse players Tyler Roberson, John Gillon selected in NBA G-League draft". The Post-Standard. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Tyler Roberson: Back on track". CBS Sports. March 16, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tyler Roberson signs with AEK Athens". eurohoops.net. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "AEK parts ways with Tyler Roberson". Eurohoops. January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  10. ^ http://www.championsleague.basketball/el/18-19/team/AEK

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