The University of Dayton will induct Toledoan Brian Roberts into its hall of fame at halftime of the Flyers’ home game Saturday against St. Bonaventure.
Roberts was a standout at St. John’s Jesuit High School, where he twice won City League player of the year and earned co-player of the year in the state in 2004, helping the the Titans to the Division I state championship game.
Currently with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, Roberts led Dayton in scoring during three of his four years there. Roberts scored 1,962 points from 2004-08 at Dayton, a mark that ranks fourth in program history.
Roberts averaged 18.5 points per game during his junior season in 2006-07, the most by any Dayton player in a single season in the past 25 years.
He earned the team’s most valuable player award three times, and is the only Flyer to lead the team in 3-point percentage all four years. Roberts still holds program records for 3-point percentage (44.1 percent) in a career and 3s made (293).
After college, Roberts played in Israel and Germany before catching on with the then-New Orleans Hornets during the NBA Summer League in 2012. Roberts made the team after Summer League and has been in the NBA since, making stops in Charlotte and Portland.
Roberts is averaging 2.6 points and 1.2 assists for Charlotte this season.
Charlotte Hornets guard and former St. John’s Jesuit standout Brian Roberts, left, will be inducted into the University of Dayton athletic hall of fame Saturday. ASSOCIATED PRESS