Major early interest in Roberts

Pure point guards have been increasingly tough to find, but one is beginning to really emerge from the state of Indiana.

One of the better point guards in the Midwest in the 2017 class is Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike standout Justin Roberts. Running this summer with the UA GRIND Indy Hoosiers, Roberts showed his impressive basketball IQ and feel for the game, and now major recruiting attention is coming his way.

The 5-foot-11 Roberts is one of the best playmaking point guards around, and with his impressive speed and good vision, he feels he had a very good summer.

“It was a good summer,” said Roberts. “We went undefeated at our age level. I know we could have done things better, but overall it went well.”

He continued, “I know I have to work on some things, but overall I thought the summer went well. I know I have to work on everything.”

Recruiting wise many of the top schools in the area are already beginning to make Roberts a top target.

“I’ve been hearing from Ohio State, Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, and a few other schools from around the Midwest,” said Roberts.

Roberts recently was impressive at the Purdue Elite Camp, and says he has good feelings about the school.

“I like the coaching staff,” noted Roberts. “They are like a family and I know all of the players since I was younger, so it is a good program.”

Soon Roberts intends to visit Ohio State, and Roberts has always liked the Buckeyes.

“I love Ohio State,” said Roberts. “I have always liked that program. I like the team, the coaching staff, and the history, and the campus is really nice.”

Another school that Roberts has heard from is Michigan. The Wolverines have made recruiting the state of Indiana a priority, and Roberts is intrigued by the development of point guards at the school.

“I know they always have good point guards like Trey Burke,” said Roberts. “Also Coach (John) Beilein is a good coach, and Zak (Irvin) is up there and he likes it, so it is a school I like.”

For now Roberts is just worried about getting better and gaining as much information about each school as possible.

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