Colorado has a chance to be a very good basketball team next year, but it all weighs heavily on one factor. They need their star player Andre Roberson to pass on the NBA Draft and return for his senior season.
Roberson was the Buffaloes’ best player this year and would certainly be their best next year if he returns. He finished second in the nation in rebounding and earned the PAC-12 defensive player of the year award.
The 6 foot 7 inch forward is keeping everyone on their heels as he continues to weigh out his options. If he was to enter the draft, he is projected to be a second round draft pick. In the 2014 draft, if he were to stay for his senior year, he is projected to be a late first round pick to early second round pick.
Obviously anything can happen from one year to the next. You can improve your stock drastically or you can hurt it badly.
If he was to return, Roberson needs to work mostly on his perimeter shooting and ball handling if he wants to improve his draft stock for next year. As a 6 foot 7 inch player in the NBA, you need to be able to handle the ball effectively as well as shoot from the outside.
At that size, you can’t rely on posting up and getting boards to help out your team because you are playing a position where that is not the case.
If Roberson were to return, Colorado would have all five of their starters back and would be a serious contender for their conference championship.