Isaiah Roby reacts to becoming first Husker draft pick in 20 years
Isaiah Roby reacts to becoming the first Husker basketball player selected in the NBA Draft in two decades. Courtesy of WREX- WATCH:
Roby was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (45th pick) Thursday night. The Mavs acquired the pick from Detroit via trade after the Pistons initially made the pick.
Roby worked out for nearly a dozen teams during the pre-draft process, and most of the NBA Drafts have the 6-foot-8 forward pegged as a second-round pick. He becomes the highest Husker taken in the NBA Draft since Tyronn Lue in 1998.
A three-year performer for the Huskers, Roby turned in a solid junior campaign, as he set career highs in scoring (11.8 ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg), assists (1.9 apg) and steals (1.3 spg), while averaging 1.9 blocks per game. He was the only Big Ten player to rank in the top 10 in the conference in both steals and blocked shots, and Roby became just the second person in school history to have at least 50 steals and blocks in consecutive seasons.