21 - Andre Roberson

6-7, 206 Small Forward/Power Forward
Colorado Junior
12/04/91 (29.6 yrs)
San Antonio, TX
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Matt Barnes

Strengths: One of the NCAA’s premier all-around rebounders, willing to sacrifice his body for boards … Gets off the ground really quickly, great recovery for second jump … Plays much bigger than his height, has the tenacity to be a viable defender for either forward position … Good nose for the ball, has an ability to play prevent defense and patrol the passing lanes …  Has timing to block shots occasionally … Showed great improvement as a passer during his time in college … Willing to put his body on the line, setting screens and taking charges … Can get baskets in the paint on hustle plays, shot a very high % from inside the arc … In very good condition, played a high volume of minutes in college … Led a very successful entry into the Pac-12 conference, energy is high and contagious, large attribution to the most success Colorado has had in years …

Weaknesses: Possesses below average ball skills, shooting ability to play on the wing and lacks close to ideal size to play the 4 spot … Never developed into a go to offensive player, range is very limited … Slightly low release on his shot, has difficulty creating separation … Did not get to the foul line very often and shot a very poor percentage when he did … Worked on stretching his range with incredibly limited success this past year, overall shooting percentage and offensive efficiency dropped quite a bit … Has a lot of trouble when pressured, can be forced into mistakes if he has to put the ball on the floor … Plays with wiry strength, yet is still very slight at under 210 lbs … Played very little SF in college, could be major adjustment on the offensive end in the professional ranks

Notes: Second leading rebounder in the NCAA during his junior year, averaging 11.3 rpg … 2 time All Pac-12 selection, winning the 2013 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year … Led Colorado to NCAA Tournament appearances during his last two seasons, with the first ending a ten year Tournament drought … Hustle player whose energy will get him drafted, most likely in the early to mid second round as a potential defensive specialist with rebounding instincts as an added bonus …

Michael Visenberg 5/20/13

Strengths: Explosive athlete that is able to make a big impact on the game without having to score … Great length and leaping ability, and he doesn’t put either to waste … Nice frame that looks like it should hold a good amount of muscle … Super-high motor … Excellent overall defender … With added weight, should be the kind of player that can defend three or four different positions due to his intensity and lateral quickness … Terrorizes the passing lanes and disrupts the opposition by deflecting anything he can … Highly aggressive rebounder, both offensively and defensively … Remarkably effective on the glass for a sub-200 lbs wing player, pulling down over 11 boards a game 19 games into his sophomore season … Doesn’t need a lot of plays called for him to be an effective offensive player … Scores the majority of his points via put-backs and fast-break opportunities … Stays active in half-court sets as well, and is an easy ally-oop target off of back-door cuts … Outside shooting ability is showing improvement … Free-throw shooting is up to nearly 68% compared to 55% a season ago … Hard worker that is willing to do the dirty work to help his team win … Willing role-player that has the potential to become a lot better …

Weaknesses: Not much of a scorer … The only offense he can consistently create for himself stems from his defense/hustle … Clearly uncomfortable with the ball in his hands outside of the paint … Willing passer, but lacks the confidence on the perimeter … Somewhat of a tweener … Lacks the size to play in the post full-time, but also currently lacks the handle/shooting ability to be an offensive threat as a small forward … Needs to add strength and polish his skill-set before he’s ready to contribute in an NBA rotation …

Overall: Roberson separates himself from other raw athletes by playing his heart out every game, and that will do a lot for his draft stock … Ideally, he’ll develop a better jump shot and become a lock-down defender at the next level … He’s a potential lottery pick, depending on how he develops over the next year or two …

Tyler Ingle 1/26/12

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