Roberson to make return trip to A&M

Rumors have swirled that A&M hoops commitment Kourtney Roberson may be looking around, but what does he have to say about that? Plus, what does he hope to get out of his return trip to College Station? Aggie Websider visits with Roberson about that and more.

When word spread that head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff accepted the commitment from a little-known post man from Arcadia, Louisiana named Kourtney Roberson, many Aggie fans were left scratching their heads as to why. Well, after a torrid AAU summer performance with the Louisiana Select team and exposure to the national recruiting media, Turgeon and staff look like they knew what they were doing.

"I'm having a good summer. I'm shooting well from the outside and I'm also going inside and making plays," Roberson said. "My game is coming around."

That's an understatement from the quiet big man who does most of his talking with his play. His efforts this summer, particularly at the Rumble in the Bronx, really showcased his abilities and caught the attention of basketball analysts. Roberson quickly moved up to a four-star prospect by Scout.com, and the network currently rates him the No. 35 power forward in the nation. Roberson owes his improvement to hard work and focus. "When I'm not playing AAU ball, I'm working out

and training," Roberson said. "I'm really working on my footwork on defense and developing my post-up moves. I'm also practicing on my outside shot and a pull-up jump shot."

With the recent exposure, rumors swirled that Roberson may be looking around at other schools and opening up the process. Apparently, that's all it is, rumors.

"I'm solid to Texas A&M. I'm not talking to anybody else," Roberson said recently. "I'm supposed to go to Texas A&M the first weekend in August with my brother Bernard. We're just going down there to check things out and see some of the people he knows."

Brother Bernard is Bernard King, who starred for the Aggies in the Melvin Watkins era graduating at the time as the all-time leading scorer in the Big 12.

"Bernard is back over here for the summer. He's been playing pro ball in Turkey and doing good," Roberson said. "He's going back for another season. He likes it there."

In the meantime, Roberson and his Louisiana Select teammates are participating at the prestigious Orlando Super Showcase that runs through July 24. That will end his AAU schedule, and after a trip to Texas A&M, he plans to prepare for the upcoming high school season.

"We made it to the semi-finals last year and we have just about everybody back," Roberson said. "So we have a pretty good chance to have a great season. Our goal is to win the state championship this time."




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