Andre Roberson Celebrity Life
André Lee Roberson, the basketball player from America, who currently plays the NBA (National Basketball Association) for Oklahoma City Thunder, was born on December 4th, 1991. He represented the Colorado Buffaloes in college basketball.
However, he has earned for the second time, the first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12, and was also named the Defensive Player of the Year as a junior in the same year of 2013. In the 2013 NBA draft, he was selected in the first round with the 26th overall pick. In a draft-night trade, Oklahoma City acquired him and in 2017 he was named in the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
Andre Roberson did his schooling from the High School of Karen Wagner which is located in the suburbs of San Antonio. In high school, he averaged 1.7 blocked shots per game accompanied with 15 points as well as 12 rebounds. ESPN.com has considered him a three-star recruit and in 2010 he found his name listed in the power forward in the nation as the 62nd ranked player.
During his college days, when Roberson started playing for the Colorado Buffaloes, the coach was Tad Boyle. During his stay at CU for three seasons, Roberson earned a reputation as one of the best rebounders in the country. In the session 2011–12, he finished third in the country and the next session of 2012–13, saw him claim the number 2 rank. In both the years, he was the captain for the Colorado Buffaloes, to the NCAA Tournament.
Roberson averaged 10.9 points as a junior in 2012–13, and to go with it 11.2 rebounds a game average. This led him to become a member of Defensive Player of the Year in both the conference first-team as well as the All-Pac-12. Roberson claimed his eligibility in the 2013 NBA draft soon after ending his junior season.
(2013–present) Oklahoma City Thunder
After being picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA draft, 2013 as the 26th overall pick, Oklahoma City Thunder managed to acquire him later by the draft night. After an impressive performance during the Summer League, he signed with the Thunder on July 12. Roberson had to carry out multiple assignments when he was with the Tulsa 66ers belonging to the NBA Development League during his rookie season.
However, a year later, he re-joined the Thunder In July 2014 for the NBA Summer League of the season. His contract with the Thunder was extended as the Thunders had exercised the option of their third-year team on October 22, 2014, the clause of which was present in the rookie scale contract with Roberson. This extended his contract till the season of 2015–16 with the Thunders.
In 2014-15, he earned the starting shooting guard spot of the Thunders. Then he recorded a double-double, which happened for the first time in his career by achieving 10 points, 12 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors on December 18. This followed his career-high performance against the Nuggets (Denver) on February 9th with 12 points.
Following this year’s performance, Thunders have exercised the fourth-year team option present in the rookie scale contract of Roberson’s. This extended his tenure at Thunders till the season of 2016-17. In this season he scored his career-high 15 points contributing towards the emphatic win over the LA Lakers by 120-85 just a day before the Christmas eve.
This followed a dull patch of three weeks when he was sidelined by a right knee sprain on 25th Jan 2016. But his return was gorgeous as he scored 17 points, his highest to date, along with the 12 rebounds that he grabbed in the same match. However, the Thunders lost the seven-game Western Conference finals to the Golden State Warriors despite grabbing a healthy 3-1 lead after 4 games.
In the following years, he had a couple of spells of injuries including left patellar tendinitis, developed during the game against Detroit Pistons. Further aggravation in the left knee led to surgery that kept him out of the action for months. His late injuries have hindered his comeback to the NBA action since then.
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