ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure men's basketball team continued to stockpile talent on its roster with the addition of transfer guard Anthony Roberts who has signed a grant-in-aid to join the program.
The 6-foot-4 guard played his first two seasons of collegiate basketball at Kent State, appearing in 61 games including 21 starts. This past season, he took over a starting role with the Golden Flashes, averaging 12.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting better than 44 percent from the floor and nearly 37 percent from distance (49-134).
"We are extremely happy to add a player of Anthony's caliber to our program," St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt said. "He is a player with a track record of success already at a high level and will make an immediate impact for us. He's talented, athletic and can shoot. He will be a great addition to our program."
Under current NCAA transfer rules, Roberts will have two seasons of eligibility with the Bonnies starting in the 2021-22 season. He will enroll at St. Bonaventure and practice with the team throughout the 2020-21 campaign.
This past year, Roberts reached 17 or more points nine times including 12 or more points in seven of his team's final eight games.
The Detroit native was named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team following his collegiate debut where he averaged 5.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 2018-19.
He is a product of Henry Ford High School in the Motor City where he averaged 22 points, six rebounds and five assists as a senior. He began his high school career at Detroit Western International, helping his team to a state championship as a freshman and a district title as a sophomore. Roberts also earned selection to the Detroit Free Press All-Detroit First Team and also was a Bank Hoops Class B All-State selection.
Roberts joins a talented new crop of Bonnies adding to what is an already impressive roster of returners. Quintin Metcalf, a 6-8 power forward, signed a National Letter of Intent during the fall signing period before Schmidt and his staff picked up a pair of junior college transfers with the start of the spring signing period in April – 6-foot-10 forward/center Jalen Shaw and 6-foot-4 guard Eddie Creal. Transfer guard Jalen Adaway, a 6-foot-5 junior, practiced all of last season with the team and will have two years of eligibility beginning this fall.
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