Brian Lloyd Roberts (born December 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague . He played college basketball for the University of Dayton . At a height of 1.88 m (6'2") [20] tall, he plays at the point guard position.

High school career

Roberts attended St. John's High School , in Toldedo , Ohio . He was a three-time Associated Press All-Ohio selection (honorable mention, third team, and first team in 2004), two-time District VII Player of the Year, and two-time Toledo City League Player of the Year. He was also named the 2004 Ohio Division I Co-Player of the Year, after guiding St. John's to the state championship game. Roberts' 18 points in the finals led all scorers, as Hamilton edged St. John's 51–48. [3]

College career

In his four-year college basketball career at Dayton , Roberts played in a total of 125 games, averaging 15.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game, while earning Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team honors, All-Atlantic 10 second team honors (twice), All-Atlantic 10 first team honors, Atlantic 10 All-Academic team honors, and NABC Division I All-District 10 first team honors. [3]

In 2008, Roberts was named as one of 30 nominees for the John R. Wooden Award , one of 30 nominees for the Naismith Award , and one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award . [3] [4]

Professional career

Early years

After failing to be drafted in the 2008 NBA draft , Roberts joined the Orlando Magic 's summer league squad, for the Orlando Summer League , and with the Los Angeles Lakers ' summer league squad for the Las Vegas Summer League . He later signed with Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa , of Israel, for the 2008–09 season.

On July 10, 2009, Roberts signed a two-year deal with Brose Baskets of Germany. [5] That same day, he joined the Sacramento Kings ' summer league squad for the 2009 NBA Summer League .

In August 2011, Roberts re-signed with Brose Baskets, on a one-year deal. [6] While with Brose, he won three German League championships , and three German Cups .

New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2012–2014)

In July 2012, Roberts joined the New Orleans Hornets ' summer league squad for the 2012 NBA Summer League . On August 16, 2012, he signed a multi-year NBA deal with the Hornets. [7] [8] On March 25, 2013, he had a breakout performance, with a career-high 18 assists , to help the Hornets snap the Denver Nuggets ' 15-game winning streak. [9] In April 2013, the Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans.

In July 2013, Roberts joined the New Orleans Pelicans' summer league squad, for the 2013 NBA Summer League . He went on to finish with the highest free throw percentage in the 2013–14 NBA season . [10]

Charlotte Hornets (2014–2016)

On July 23, 2014, Roberts signed with the Charlotte Hornets . [20] On April 13, 2015, he scored a career-high 23 points, after coming off the bench, in a 100–90 loss to the Houston Rockets . [20]

Portland Trail Blazers (2016)

On February 16, 2016, the Hornets traded Roberts to the Miami Heat , in a three-team trade that also involved the Memphis Grizzlies . [20] He was traded again on February 18, along with a future second-round draft pick, to the Portland Trail Blazers , in exchange for cash considerations. [20] The next day, he made his debut for the Trail Blazers, in a 137–105 win over the Golden State Warriors , recording seven points scored in four minutes played. [20]

Return to Charlotte (2016–2017)

On July 7, 2016, Roberts signed with the Charlotte Hornets , returning to the franchise for a second stint. [20]

Return to Europe

On July 23, 2017, Roberts signed a two-year deal with the Greek club Olympiacos . [20] The two-year contract was worth $4 million, and included NBA opt-out clauses. [20] [20]

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
* Led the league

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 New Orleans 78 5 17.0 .417 .386 .909 1.2 2.8 .5 .0 7.1
2013–14 New Orleans 72 42 23.2 .420 .360 .940* 1.9 3.3 .6 .1 9.4
2014–15 Charlotte 72 10 18.5 .389 .321 .892 1.5 2.3 .5 .1 6.7
2015–16 Charlotte 30 0 11.1 .443 .333 .919 1.0 1.3 .2 .0 4.8
2015–16 Portland 21 0 6.5 .460 .400 .800 .6 .8 .1 .0 2.9
2016–17 Charlotte 41 2 10.1 .377 .386 .846 1.0 1.3 .2 .0 3.5
Career 314 59 16.6 .411 .356 .908 1.3 2.3 .4 .1 6.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Portland 10 0 3.6 .222 .000 .667 .1 .3 .0 .0 .8
Career 10 0 3.6 .222 .000 .667 .1 .3 .0 .0 .8