High school career
Roberson attended Karen Wagner High School on the outskirts of San Antonio. During his senior year, he averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game. Considered a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Roberson was listed as the No. 62 power forward in the nation in 2010.
Roberson played for the Colorado Buffaloes under coach Tad Boyle. In his three seasons at CU, Roberson was one of the country’s top rebounders, finishing third in the country in 2011–12 and second in 2012–13. He led the Buffaloes to the NCAA Tournament both years. As a junior in 2012–13, Roberson averaged 10.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. He was named first-team All-Pac-12 and the conference Defensive Player of the Year. At the end of his junior season, Roberson declared his eligibility for the 2013 NBA draft.
Roberson was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but was later acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder on draft night. On July 12, he signed with the Thunder after an impressive Summer League performance. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
In July 2014, Roberson re-joined the Thunder for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On October 22, 2014, the Thunder exercised their third-year team option on Roberson’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season. Earning the Thunder’s starting shooting guard spot for the 2014–15 season, Roberson recorded his first career double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) on December 18 against the Golden State Warriors, and scored a then career-high 12 points on February 9 against the Denver Nuggets.
On October 23, 2015, the Thunder exercised their fourth-year team option on Roberson’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season. He retained the starting shooting guard spot in 2015–16, and on December 23, he scored a then career-high 15 points in a 120–85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On January 25, 2016, he was ruled out for three weeks with a right knee sprain. He returned to action on February 24 after missing 10 games. In Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, Roberson scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, as the Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors 118–94 to take a 3–1 lead in the series. The Thunder went on to lose the series in seven games.
Roberson was moved to the starting small forward spot for the 2016–17 season due to the loss of Kevin Durant and the acquisition of Victor Oladipo. On February 24, 2017, he set a new career high with 19 points in a 110–93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. At the season’s end, Roberson was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
On July 14, 2017, Roberson re-signed with the Thunder to a three-year, $30 million contract. After missing eight games in January 2018 with left patellar tendinitis, Roberson ruptured his left patellar tendon on January 27 against the Detroit Pistons. He underwent surgery the following day and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the season.
On October 4, 2018, Roberson was ruled out for an additional two months after undergoing a procedure following a setback during his rehab from left knee surgery. In late November, Roberson experienced discomfort after landing from a jump, and an MRI revealed that he had suffered a small avulsion fracture in his knee. He was subsequently ruled out for at least another six weeks.
Class of 2015 and attended Harker Heights High School
Originally signed with University of Denver left after Sophomore season to join the New Mexico State Aggies. The first year they won 30 games and won the WAC Tourney Advancing to the NCAA Tourney. They lost to Clemson in the 1st round.
My High School was filled with many successful seasons at Harker Heights! I graduated in 2015 and there was no doubt that I was more than ready for anything that any coach on the next level could throw at him! You see, my high school coach was hard on me on and off the court! He was won over 400 high school games and happens to my dad so you know how the conversations were after every game and practice. I thank him for that tough love…
I managed to get an INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES DEGREE. My last college season, we were 16-0 in the WAC and looking to have a good ride in the NCAA tourney but the COVID-19 cut the season short! I started preparing for a possible career overseas when I tore my Achilles, so I’m currently rehabilitating so I continue to follow my dream of playing professionally.
My AAU EXPERIENCES with ASAK NATION were unforgettable! The games, the traveling, my teammates and coaches all helped prepare me to be the man that I am today! Adversity ain’t nothing to deal with now, thanks to all of you.
CJ Bobbitt ASAK NATION FOREVER
Darius was the consummate hard worker. He got better from day one until the last day of the season. He was relentless goin to the hole and finished and rebounded fearlessly. Darius spent extra hours working to improve his shot and footwork which led him to the next level. He was the guy his teammates looked to for the big play and he usually responded. “ASAK COACH Mike Murphy”
In the 2018 George McClellan Invitational, Darius lead ASAK to the The Tournament Championship Win and took home the Tournament MVP Honor.
Darius attended Austin Westlake High School.
Coach Robert Lucero said “Darius was one of the easiest guys to coach that has come through Westlake. He is low maintenance and and extremely hard worker. As a player he was relentless at attacking the rim and getting to the foul line. In the classroom he is one of the best students we have had in the program. We are all lucky to have been around him and we look forward to seeing him continue to play at SMU.”
Darius received a full ride to Southern Methodist University where he was excepted into the prestigious Cox School of Business. He is majoring in Business Finance.
The youngest sibling of a basketball family, Jamal was never too far from a court. From the time he could walk, he was playing AAU. Son of
Coach Shead and founder of CCYA, Jamal always found a way to stand out with his passion for the game. His prowess and intelligent play began to garner notice as he put together stellar performances for Asak and Coach Carlton.
This play continued into high school, where he found himself as the main ingredient of the Manor boys basketball state playoff run in 2019. Averaging 23 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5 assists, “Mr. Mustang” became a nationally known name as he played his way into a Top 10 player ranking in the state and a Top 100 ranking in the nation.
He also received a McDonald’s All American nomination.
No one could overlook the success that Jamal was finding and no one loved him more than
Coach Sampson at the University of Houston. Jamal will be a great fit at UH and he has become a great role model as an ASAK alumni to the ones that come after.
RS SOPHOMORE (2021-22): Scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, with four rebounds, in his Nevada debut against Eastern Washington (Nov. 9) … Went 5-for-8 from the field, scored 12 points against San Diego (Nov. 12) … Scored a career-high 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting (3-for-5 from deep) at San Francisco (Nov. 18) … Averaged 10.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and shot a combined 55.6 percent from 3-point range, and 47.3 percent overall at the Crossover Classic (Nov. 22-24) … Went 7-for-12 from the field, finished with 17 points, nine rebounds against Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 15) … Scored 13 points with six rebounds against LMU (Dec. 18) … Posted his first-career double-double in win over New Mexico, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and shooting 6-of-11 from the field (Jan. 1) … Added a second double-double, this one 11 points and 10 rebounds, to go with four assists at Air Force (Jan. 15) … Went 6-for-7 from the field, including 2-for-2 from deep, scoring 14 points with five rebounds against Fresno State (Jan. 21)..
Big 10 Player of the Year candidate, averaging a double double, leading scorer for Minnesota.
- Started in all 24 games
- Logged 754 minutes (31.4 mpg)
- Tied third on the team in points (8.6 ppg); ranked third in total points (207)
- Ranked second on the team in rebounds per game (5.9) and total boards (141)
- Ranked third on the team with 38 offensive rebounds
- Ranked second on the team in steals (31) and steals per game (1.3)
- Ranked third on the team in total assists (36) and assists per game (1.5)
- Scored a career-high 22 points on a career-best nine field goals (16 attempts) in a win versus Rice
- Opened UTEP career with a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) against UTPB
- Registered back-to-back double-doubles against UTSA
- Scored 12 points with 13 boards at UTSA; followed with career-high 14 rebounds and 10 points during a victory against UTSA in the Haskins Center
- Dished out a career-high six assists, added 13 points in a win over LA Tech
- Scored 17 points with six rebounds in a win versus FIU (2/12)
- Tallied career-high four steals with eight points and five rebounds at Arizona
- Registered seven points, five rebounds and two steals in a win at Arizona State; dunk made Sports Center’s Top 10 list
- Concluded season with 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two assists against Florida Atlantic at the Conference USA Championships
Oklahoma Sooner guard averaging seven points and three rebounds per game, former ESPN four-start recruit.
New Hampshire commit averaging 13 points and seven rebounds on the 32-2 Cibolo Steele team.
New Mexico State basketball player, averaged 10 points per game for University of Denver before transferring.
A three-year letter winner and two-year starter for coach Freddie Roland at Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Austin, Texas… named Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ (TABC) Class 5A first-team All-Region IV following each of his junior and senior seasons… twice tabbed to the All-CenTex squad by the Austin American Statesman also following his junior and senior campaigns… earned District 25-5A MVP honors after averaging 20.5 points per game as a senior in 2019 leading the Jaguars to a 19-7 record, a district title and on to the Region III-5A quarterfinals in the UIL Texas basketball playoffs… earned District 25-5A Defensive MVP putting up 18.9 points per game leading LBJ to a district title and a 17-7 overall record and on to the Area round of the UIL Texas Class 5A playoffs… earned All-District 25-5A first-team honors as a sophomore helping the Jaguars to a 26-9 record and to the Region III-5A semifinals… a member of the National Honor Society… graduated in the top 10 percent of his class… earned the National African American Heritage award… competed on the AAU club scene with ASAK coached by former MSU standout and Hall of Honor recipient Marquette Wilkins.
One of the top freshmen in the Lone Star Conference… competed in 19 games including five starts at guard… team’s fourth leading scorer at 10.6 points per game… team’s assists leader ranked 14th in the LSC and 180th in NCAA Division II at 3.1 per game… rated seventh in the LSC and 119th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio 1.55… rated ninth in the LSC and 123rd in NCAA Division II with 1.58 steals per game… shot 48.7 percent from the field (73-of-150), 40.7 percent from the 3-point range (22-of-54) and 82.5 percent from the charity stripe (33-of-40)… exceptional rebounder for position that pulled in 4.5 caroms per game…posted seven-or-more rebounds in four games inlcuding a high of nine against St. Edward’s (1/3) and Lubbock Christian (1/27) scored 10-or-more points in 12 games… scored a season-high 17 points connecting on three 3-pointers to go along with six rebounds and three assists in LSC Postseason Tournament opening round at No. 16 Dallas Baptist.. threatened triple-double in collegiate debut going for 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in a win at Cameron (12/11)… narrowley missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds versus St. Edward’s (1/3)… recorded muliple steals in nine games with a high of four picks against Texas A&M International (12/18) and UT Tyler (1/15)… closed frosh campaign with an impressive +/- number per 40 minutes of +5.7… logged a double-digit positive +/- number in four games including high of +26 in 30 minutes in a win over No. 9 St. Edward’s (1/2)…
Other notable alumni:
Luke Pluymen, St. Edward’s commit
Chase Carlton, Texas A&M guard
Roderick Taylor, Louisiana Monroe power forward
Josh Delaney, Sam Houston State guard
Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston State guard
Sam Latham, Incarnate Word defensive end
Shasirae Harvey, Ranger College point guard