It was a huge pickup for the Broncos, giving them a four-star prospect who is ranked as Scout’s 26th top small forward in the class.
What kind of player is Boise State getting in Roberto Gittens?
A long and athletic small forward, Gittens has really improved over the last year. He's on the young side of the class and has made steady progression throughout his career, with the biggest jump happening in recent months.
What you really like about Gittens is his scoring ability. His jumper has made big strides and he can now consistently create his own shot. This summer on the adidas Gauntlet with Team Bradley, Gittens shot 46.4% from three and 56.9% from two, per DraftExpress.
Not only did Gittens average 16.8 points but showed an efficient and productive all-around game, adding 6.0 rebounds and a 23.2 PER to his summer resume.
Gittens is an improved ball handler who can put the ball on the ground and get to the basket or create his own shot. Offensively he can play either the two or three.
He's got a terrific frame and a quickly improving skill set. Gittens has long arms and can probably defend any wing position due to his length, athleticism and quickness.
The senior wing also has good bloodlines as his father, Roberto Gittens, Sr., played for Jay Wright at Hofstra.
Gittens is Boise State’s first commitment in 2017.