Anthony Roberts is one of the most versatile wings in the state. The 6’3 junior is producing at a high level for the Western Cowboys from multiple spots on the floor.
Roberts has been a consistent double digit scorer for the Cowboys this year, and usually settles in somewhere around 12-15 points per game. While Anthony doesn’t get the publicity he should, that will likely change in the near future, as he is a matchup problem on the offensive side of the court.
Here’s our take on the Anthony’s game:
Physical Tools – Roberts has great size for a guard at 6’3 and around 185 pounds. His size allows clean looks over smaller defenders while having the strength to absorb contact.
Good shooter – Anthony has an excellent pullup jumpshot off 1 dribble from midrange. Also a good shooter from 3 off the catch. Solid mechanics with good arch.
Good Finisher – Roberts is great at using his body to get into the chest of the defender when finishing at the rim. Rarely gets his shot blocked and converts at a really high level.
Versatility – Anthony can play the 2-4 spots for Western based on his combination of size and skill, and has made appearances as the primary ballhandler as well. He does a lot of things above average, and can be effective from multiple spots on the floor. He’s a matchup nightmare at the high school level.
Areas for Development:
Ballhandling – Roberts shows the ability to change direction with the ball, however he needs to tighten up his handle a bit in order to consistently create quality shots for himself and teammates. While Anthony is certainly a good jumpshooter, he can settle a bit instead of attacking the rim at times.
Athleticism – Anthony will have to improve his lateral agility and straight line speed a bit in order to defend at the next level. He has nice size and length for a guard, so athletic improvement should provide an advantage over the opposition.