Colorado Buffaloes’ Andre Roberson had one more year of eligibility left in college basketball, but he decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft anyways. Roberson is arguably one of the best defenders in the draft, so let’s take a look at that draft stock.
Roberson’s stock seems to be a little tricky, considering that some sites don’t even list him in their mock drafts and others are saying he will go in the beginning of the second round to the mid second round. With that said, it will be interesting to see if his name will be called on draft day.
However, if a team is looking for a player that can be a force on the defensive side of the ball, look no further. Roberson would definitely be their man.
He may have only averaged 10.9 points per game this past season, but he also averaged 11.2 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game and 2.2 steals per game. 11.2 rebounds per contest is a lot of rebounds for someone who is only 6’7”.
The offensive game really isn’t that bad either, sine he did shoot 48 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from behind the arc. Sure, those numbers could be better, but Roberson is the type of player that doesn’t have to score a lot to be effective.
It wouldn’t seem right if Roberson wasn’t drafted, but who knows if he will with his stock being all over the place. Regardless, he should make an NBA team even if he does have to sign with one after the draft. If I had to guess, though, I would say that he would get picked up in the mid second round.
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