ONE MORE DAY. Let’s look at Josh Roberts, who’s number 1 on the court, and number 1 in our hearts. Let’s go.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve got that Christmas Eve feeling today. We’re finally only one day away from the start of the season. What better way to end the offseason than with our final player preview on our guy Josh Roberts. One of the most physically and athletically gifted players on the Johnnies, I think we are all excited to see the strides in Josh’s game this year.
Last Season Recap
Josh made significant strides in his game from year 1 to year 2. After averaging just about a point and rebound a game his freshman year, Josh bumped those averages up to roughly 5 points per game, and grabbed almost 6 rebounds a night. Josh’s biggest stat in which he ranked 4th in the conference was his 1.5 blocks per game. He is an absolute menace in the paint, and I don’t recommend anyone trying to test him at the rim. Check out the block party below.
Roberts, who started in 28 of 29 games during the 2019-2020 season, had his fair share of big moments. Roberts had a season high 16 points against both UMass and Seton Hall. In a win against Wagner in late November, Josh dropped 12 points and grabbed 9 boards going 6-7 from the field in a 86-63 W for the Johnnies. Those are some of the strides we’re talking about when watching Josh ball out. He might not have been capable of that his freshman year, so it will be exciting to see what he can do in his junior season under Mike Anderson.
These highlights from last season should get you pumped up for what is sure to be a fun season for number 1.
BOOM. I mean if we can see more of that this season with Roberts, sign me up.
What to expect this season
It will be interesting to see the dynamic between Josh Roberts and Isaih Moore this year. I am definitely expecting Josh to make positive strides on the court, and to also expand his offensive game. Look for Roberts to improve his shooting percentage from the field, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his blocks per game increases. It’s an exciting time to be a Johnny, and tomorrow is where it all beings. Let’s fucking go.