Terrance Roberson

Terrance Roberson is one of the most decorated basketball players from Saginaw County. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound power forward was a four-year starter for Buena Vista High School and helped the Knights to a pair of Class B state basketball championships. As a 14-year-old freshman, he averaged 14.9 points and 10 rebounds and became the first player named to the Saginaw News Dream Team as a 9th grader. Roberson averaged 16 points and nine rebounds as a sophomore and 19 points and 10 rebounds his junior year. Roberson, who scored over 1,800 total points in his prep career, averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in his senior year (1994-95). He captured all-state honors three straight seasons and is only one of four players in the nation to be named to the Parade All-America team three times. Kenny Anderson, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning are the others. Roberson was named the seventh-best high school senior in the country by The Sporting News and the ninth-best big man from Dick Vitale’s College Basketball Magazine. He was also rated the third-best wing player in the country by the recruiting publication Hoop Scoop in addition to earning All-American Dream Team honors from Blue Chip Magazine. Parade Magazine ranked him as the 12th best player in the country. He received a full-ride basketball scholarship to Fresno State University, where he played for famed coach Jerry Tarkanian. Roberson averaged double figures three consecutive years, including a 16.3 points-per-game mark his senior season. He is the second-leading scorer in Fresno State history with 1,690 points. Roberson is also third in school history in 3-pointers with 274 and steals with 173. In 2000, he was selected by the Idaho Stampede in the third round of the Continental Basketball Association draft. Although never drafted by a National Basketball Association team, he signed as a free agent and appeared in three games for the Charlotte Hornets during the 2000-2001 season. He went on to play for the Stampede and the Trenton Shooting Stars of the International Basketball League that same season. Roberson then played professionally for 11 years in Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Finland, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Romania and Canada.