On Saturday, with the fan and faculty appreciation day hoopla at Matthews Arena, the Northeastern Huskies created a great atmosphere for their players to compete in during their Colonial Athletic Association play home opener.
They also might have brought out the gigantic blow-up basketball shoot and free boxed lunches for 2013 recruit Brandon Roberts of West Morgan HS in Decatur, AL.
Roberts, a 6-1, 165 pound guard, sat first row during the Huskies contest against the UNCW Seahawks, who he also reportedly has received interest from.
In the midst of his senior high school season, Roberts is averaging some ridiculous numbers. According to MaxPreps.com, the guard is averaging 32.2 points, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Even in this scenario, labeling Roberts a “high-scoring guard” might be an understatement.
In high school, the 1,000-point career milestone is widely respected. Roberts has already racked up 611 points this season alone, and the Rebels still have 6 games left on their schedule.
Roberts has also developed his skills as a member of the Souther Kings AAU basketball club in the spring.
If Roberts signs his letter of intent to join the Huskies starting in 2013, he will join another electric guard in Northeastern’s current recruiting class. Head coach Bill Coen has already received a committal from 6-4 G T.J. Williams of Pflugerville, TX. Williams reportedly chose Northeastern over Texas State and Cal-Riverside among several others.
Maybe Coen has found some nice replacements for senior co-captains, and high-scoring guards, Jonathan Lee and Joel Smith.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @JakeLFischer.