Isaiah Roby will get his chance to join Fred VanVleet as another Northern Illinois native in the NBA. Roby was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Draft Thursday night.
Roby went midway through the second round with the 45th pick overall. That pick originally belonged to the Pistons, but after the selection it was revealed that the pick had been acquired from the Pistons by the Mavericks. In the deal Detroit received the 37th pick in the second round. The Mavericks also received two future second round picks.
Roby passed on his senior season at Nebraska to enter the NBA Draft after he made a strong showing at the NBA Combine last month.
As a junior at Nebraska Roby (6’7, 214lbs.) averaged 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game.
Some of his best games were against Butler in the NIT (28 points, 8 rebounds), against Maryland (20 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocked shots), and against Northwestern (19 points, 16 rebounds, 5 blocked shots).
At Dixon high school his senior season in 2015-16 Roby led the Dukes to a 24-3 record and a Big Northern West Conference championship. He averaged 22.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.9 blocked shots and 6 assists per game. He was named 2nd team All-State for Class 3A by the AP.
In a tweet Thursday night Roby posted the following: