Nebraska basketball player Isaiah Roby announced his intention to stay in the NBA draft and forgo his senior season via Twitter Wednesday.
“Playing in the NBA has always been my dream,” Roby said, “and I feel this is the right time for me to pursue that.”
The 6-foot 8, 230-pound forward from Dixon, Illinois played three seasons for Nebraska. Roby started 52 game and made 97 appearances as a Husker. In the 2018-19 season, he averaged 11.8 points 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Roby made 45.4% of field goals attempted.
Roby broke out in the 2017-18 season, where he started 13 games, averaging 8.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. He shot 56.3% from the floor, helping Nebraska win 22 games his sophomore year.
If drafted, Roby will be the first Husker in 20 years to go onto the NBA. Venson Hamilton was the last Husker selected in the 1999 draft by the Houston Rockets.
“I want to thank all of my coaches and my teammates I had at Nebraska as well as all of [the] Husker Nation,” Roby wrote, “I will always be a Husker!”