Three Visits For Roberts

Terrence Roberts isn't all that close to making a decision. But he does have some visits set – three on college campuses and three more in his home.

The 6-8 combo forward from Jersey City (NJ) St. Anthony is going to have some star power in his living room this coming week.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's set to make his pitch on Monday. Virginia's Pete Gillen gets his shot on Tuesday. Florida's Billy Donovan hits North Jersey on Thursday.

Roberts also has campus visits scheduled with those three programs. He's going to Syracuse next weekend, Virginia the weekend after that and Florida the weekend after that.

So are those his main three schools?

"Not necessarily," Roberts said when reached Friday night. "Those are just some of them. I wouldn't even be able to tell you a leader."

He's still listing Maryland, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall along with UF, UVa and the ‘Cuse.

Roberts averaged 11 points and three blocks a game last year in helping legendary coach Bobby Hurley's St. Anthony squad to a 29-1 record and another New Jersey Tournament of Champions title.

His role was a tad limited during the school season just because of the presence of three Division I-bound guards on the Friars' roster – St. John's-bound McDonald's All-American Elijah Ingram, St. Joe's signee Dwayne Lee and Seton Hall pledge Donald Copeland.

He had a great spring with coach Jim Salmon's Tim Thomas Playaz but tailed off later in July – especially at the Big Time in Las Vegas – due to a severely sprained ankle.

But look for Roberts to rebound in a big way this winter at St. Anthony.

"We'd really like to increase his role," Hurley said this summer. "It's going to take us a while to learn how to get him touches.

"Defenses were so occupied with the perimeter last season. He's going to have to make quicker moves in the post before the double teams come. Once the guards improve, though, his numbers should double."


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