Lamar Roberson lands at Mount Zion

Lamar Roberson, who verbally committed to the University of Louisville last summer, has transferred from Central Park Christian to tradional prep power Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina. Will his next stop be Louisville?

Lamar Roberson's journey continues.

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 6'7 forward who gave Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals a verbal committment last summer, played last season with fellow Cardinal commit Bryan Harvey at Compton (CA) Dominguez High School.

A fifth-year player, Roberson began the school the year at Central Park Christian in Birmingham, Alabama. After running into some academic problems at Central Park, Roberson left Coach Levan Parker's program last week.

Now, Roberson has landed in Durham, North Carolina at prep power Mount Zion Christian Academy where he'll play for Tony Fozard this season.

"He's here at Mount Zion and started classes this morning," Fozard said Tuesday afternoon.

It remains to be seen whether or not Roberson's verbal commitment to Louisville will hold up. Fozard indicated that he's had no contact with anyone associated with the U of L basketball program but noted that Roberson planned to honor his commitment...at least for the time being.

"Lamar is committed to Louisville," Fozard said. "I think he still wants to go there but I'm not sure where Louisville stands on the matter."

Roberson's academic performance remains an issue and gaining freshman eligibility is all but certain. However, Fozard believes Roberson, if he's willing to do the work in the classroom, can achieve the necessary requirements to play college hoops next season.

"It's all up to Lamar," Fozard said. "If he takes care of business in the classroom, I beleive he can make it academically."


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