A year after signing four-star Top 100 point guard Glynn Watson, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles signed another Top 100 player on Thursday.
“Isaiah is an extremely long and versatile player,” Miles said. “At 6-8, his ability to impact the game at both ends of the court is impressive. He is a complete player who shoots, rebounds and passes very well and has the ability to anticipate steals and block shots.
“Isaiah has been committed to the Huskers for over a year and never wavered,” Miles said. “That says a lot about his character and belief in our plan for him and his vision of us!”
Roby was seen this summer by Scout.com national recruiting analyst Rob Harrington.
"His frame also is solid and he should be able to obtain the required strength for college without trouble," said Harrington. "Defensively, his best position appears uncertain, because he moves well enough laterally to guard most wings but could evolve into a solid post defender as well. Even better, Nebraska may not have or want to make that choice, one reason Roby is such a valuable recruit.
"His instincts are impressive as well. Roby plays with a high IQ and jumps passing lanes for steals, and he also anticipates rebounding angles as the ball bounces off the rim."
As a junior, Roby was a second-team all-state Class 3A selection by the Associated Press and a second-team all-state in Classes 3A/4A by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He led Dixon High School to a 28-2 record and a regional finals appearance in 2014-15. Roby averaged 12.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game during his junior year, highlighted by a triple-double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in one game. As a sophomore, Roby showed his all-around game, averaging 10.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game in helping the school improve from three to 23 wins and earn the school’s first district title since 1986. He played AAU ball for the Quad City Elite and coach Logan Wynn, and also saw time with the Spiece Indy Heat in the EYBL last spring.