How does Jeff Roberson’s NBA future look?

Roberson’s first three years on campus were spent as a complementary piece behind other future NBA players.

Bryce Drew’s 2017-18 team was simultaneously rebuilding (five underclassmen play at least 13 minutes per game and the greatest recruiting class in program history is coming this summer) and veteran heavy (Roberson, LaChance, and Fisher-Davis all exhaust their NCAA eligibility this March).

That lack of an identity has cost this team late in some heartbreaking losses (against Kentucky, USC, and Middle Tennessee), but its greatest moments have come courtesy of Roberson.

One of the biggest concerns about Roberson’s game translating to the NBA is his ability to create his own shot.

Roberson wasn’t without fault there, as solid defenders were able to bottle him up, either forcing him into help defenders who could swallow up his shot or force him to pass the ball back out to the perimeter.

Roberson’s 64.9 true shooting percentage ranks fifth in the conference; the rest of the top five are all true power forwards who are at least three inches taller than him and none of whom can approach his volume of three-point shooting.