There were times in the last year when evaluating forward Tyler Roberson (Union, N.J./Roselle Catholic) was not easy. At ESPN, we’ve had him ranked inside the top 25 and outside the top 50. Currently, he’s currently sitting at No. 24 on the ESPN 100 because he found his niche at the Reebok Breakout Challenge.
Roberson turned in strong performances with consistent results. Instead of anchoring himself behind the 3-point line, he found a good mix of post and perimeter. It was a good look, one that’s earned him offers from the highest level programs.
“I haven’t scheduled any [official visits] but I know where I’m taking a few,” Roberson said. “Syracuse, Kansas and SMU.
“I think with Kansas I can really fit in their program how they run their offense with their forwards. Syracuse and that 2-3 defense would fit me well. SMU, Larry Brown’s a great coach and it would be nice to play for him.”
Roberson intends to take five visits and the final two will come from a pack of four: Seton Hall, Rutgers, Alabama and South Carolina.
Roberson said most of the programs recruiting him are selling him on the chance to play small forward. “I haven’t gotten a chance to show it because in AAU I have to guard bigger players. I think I can honestly play the 3. I’ve been working on it a lot and I’ve been focusing on my perimeter game.”