2015 / Undrafted
| 225 lb (102 kg)|
7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
| October 14, 1992 (age 23)
Evans, Georgia (1992-10-14) |
Greensboro Day School
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
UNC Asheville (2011–2015)
Jaleel Roberts Wikipedia
Jaleel Roberts (born October 14, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for UNC Asheville.
Roberts attended Greensboro Day School in Greensboro, North Carolina where he played for head coach Freddie Johnson. As a senior in 2010–11, he averaged eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game for a Bengals team that finished with a 23–5 overall record and advanced to the state playoffs.
Roberts played four years of college basketball for the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, appearing in 90 games with five starts, and averaging 4.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 12.3 minutes per game. Roberts made a name for himself by being a defensive terror in the paint for the Bulldogs, as he averaged 2.6 blocks per game as a senior in 2014–15. On February 18, 2015, in a loss to Winthrop, he set a school and conference record with a perfect shooting performance from the field, making all 12 of his field goal attempts for a career-high 25 points.
After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Roberts joined the Washington Wizards for the 2015 NBA Summer League, where he recorded five rebounds in three games. He later signed with the Wizards for training camp on September 25, but was waived by the team on October 24 after appearing in three preseason games.
On March 7, 2016, Roberts signed with the Brisbane Spartans for the 2016 SEABL season. After going scoreless in the team's season opener against the Geelong Supercats on April 1, he scored 12 points the following day in a 91–65 loss to the Kilsyth Cobras. He left the team in June 2016 in order to re-join the Washington Wizards for the 2016 NBA Summer League. In 13 games for the Spartans, Roberts averaged 8.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.
On September 23, 2016, Roberts signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, but was waived on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games. On October 30, he was selected by the Santa Cruz Warriors with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Development League Draft and in six games, he averaged 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.3 minutes. On December 14, Roberts was traded, along the player rights for Mac Koshwal, to the Salt Lake City Stars in exchange for a second-round draft pick. Two days later, he made his debut for the Stars in an 87–75 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, recording two rebounds in four minutes off the bench.