NU Athletics University of Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby announced Friday that he is declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft, but will not hire an hire an agent to preserve his collegiate eligibility.
Roby, a 6-foot-8, 228-pound forward from Dixon, Ill., enjoyed a breakout 2018-19 campaign, setting 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 to help the Huskers to 19 wins and a second straight NIT appearance. He made 35 starts and finished among the Big Ten leaders in blocked shots (third), steals (ninth) and rebounding (14th) and was the only Big Ten player to rank in the top 10 in both blocked shots and steals.
Roby tallied three double-doubles – all in Big Ten action - and had a career high 28 points in Nebraska’s NIT win over Butler. It was one of five 20-point games for the junior forward. His 66 blocked shots in 2018-19 ties for ninth in school history, and he is joined Venson Hamilton (1997-98 and 1998-99) to put together consecutive seasons of at least 50 blocked shots and 50 assists.
The NBA Combine takes place in Chicago from May 14-19, and Roby will have until May 29th to withdraw from the NBA Draft and preserve his eligibility.