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Josh McRoberts
Josh McRoberts Bulls vs Pacers December 2009.jpg
Indiana Pacers  – No. 32
Power Forward/Center
Born February 28, 1987 (1987-02-28) (age 22)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
League NBA
Salary $1,000,497
High school Carmel High School
Carmel, Indiana
College Duke
Draft 2nd round, (37th overall), 2007
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2007–present
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (2007–08)
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Joshua (Josh) Scott McRoberts (born February 28, 1987 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Indiana Pacers. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 37th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. McRoberts, a 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m) power forwardcenter, played in college for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

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High school career

McRoberts attended Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana and led the Greyhounds in both scoring and rebounding during his senior year.

He averaged 17.9 points to go along with 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game and shot an impressive .593 (166-of-280) from the field while guiding the Greyhounds to a 21–4 record and a trip to the sectional championship game in 2005. McRoberts was considered the number one power forward prospect out of high school, and was projected to be drafted in the 2005 NBA Draft had he declared.[1]

Collegiate career

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Freshman

At Duke University, McRoberts averaged 8.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.3 blocked shots while leading the team (60.5%) in field goal percentage.[2] McRoberts was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. He helped the Duke Blue Devils to a record of 32–4, the ACC regular season title, and the 2006 ACC tournament championship title by defeating the Boston College Eagles. He was also named to the third team Freshman All-America by collegehoops.net.

McRoberts' late-season numbers improved as he recorded 10 of his 15 double-figure scoring games in his final 14 games, while averaging 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds (with a 59.6 FG%).[3]

Considered a potential NBA Draft lottery pick, McRoberts instead stated he would not enter the draft, and would return to Duke for the 2006–2007 season.[3]

McRoberts underwent a successful lumbar discectomy on August 3, 2006. He had been suffering from chronic back problems since high school and had the operation to alleviate the problem.

Sophomore

Games 33, PPG: 13.0, RPG: 7.9, APG: 3.5, FG%: 50.2[4]

On December 19, 2006 against Kent State, McRoberts had a career-high 19 points, six blocks, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals making him the first Duke player to tally at least four in all five categories.[5]

NBA career

On March 22, 2007 McRoberts declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft.[6] On June 28, 2007, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 37th overall pick in the NBA Draft.

On January 9, 2008, McRoberts was assigned to the Idaho Stampede, the Trail Blazers' D-League affiliate.[7] After being with the Stampede for nearly a month, and getting an over 20-minute per game increase in playing time, McRoberts was called back up to the Trail Blazers.[8]

On June 26, 2008, the night of the 2008 NBA Draft, McRoberts was traded by the Trail Blazers to his hometown Indiana Pacers in a deal that sent him along with Brandon Rush and Jarrett Jack in return for 11th overall pick Jerryd Bayless and Ike Diogu.[9]

Awards

High school

  • 2005 McDonald's All-America Player of the Year
  • 2005 McDonald's All-America Game MVP
  • 2005 Parade All-America Basketball Team
  • 2005 National High School Coaches Assn. Senior Athlete of the Year

College

  • 2006 ACC All-Tournament Second Team
  • 2006 ACC All-Freshman Team
  • 2006 Third Team Freshman All-America
  • 2007 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Assocn All-ACC Second Team[10]
  • 2007 ACC All-Defensive Team [11]

NBA career statistics

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

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Portland 8 0 3.5 .600 .000 .000 1.3 .3 .1 .0 1.5
2008–09 Indiana 33 0 8.5 .422 .000 .769 2.2 .5 .4 .5 2.4
Career 41 0 7.5 .441 .000 .769 2.0 .4 .3 .3 2.2

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Josh McRoberts". GoDuke.com. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22727&SPID=1845&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=186182&Q_SEASON=2006. Retrieved 2007-03-14.  
  3. ^ a b "McRoberts Announces Plan To Return For Sophomore Season". GoDuke.com. 2006-04-26. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22724&SPID=1845&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=271339. Retrieved 2007-01-29.  
  4. ^ "Josh McRoberts". CNNSI.com. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/ncaa/men/players/46499. Retrieved 2007-03-18.  
  5. ^ "Game Recaps". http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/ncaa/men/recaps/2006/12/19/40577_recap.html. Retrieved 2006-12-19.  
  6. ^ "Duke sophomore McRoberts eligible for NBA draft". Associated Press. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2007/news/story?id=2808295. Retrieved 2007-03-22.  
  7. ^ "Trail Blazers Assign Josh McRoberts To Idaho Stampede". nba.com. http://www.nba.com/dleague/idaho/mcroberts_080109.html. Retrieved 2008-02-04.  
  8. ^ "Welcome back McBob". oregonlive.com. http://blog.oregonlive.com/blazers/2008/02/welome_back_mcbob.html. Retrieved 2008-02-04.  
  9. ^ Blazers make deal with Indiana, acquiring Bayless, Diogu
  10. ^ "McRoberts, Nelson and Scheyer Receive All-ACC Recognition". GoDuke.com. 2007-03-05. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22724&SPID=1845&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=814709. Retrieved 2007-03-07.  
  11. ^ "2007 ACC Men's Basketball All-Defensive Team Announced". TheACC.com. 2007-03-05. http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030507aas.html. Retrieved 2007-04-09.  

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