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Posted On: 03/14/19 9:04 AM
The hard work has paid off for Haime Roberts. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound point guard came into his senior season looking for an increased role and he was able to get that with Clover Park High School, becoming a team captain. Now after putting together a good year Roberts is moving on to the next level. He’s signed to play with Multnomah down in Portland and he couldn’t be more excited about the future.
“I decided to attend Multnomah University because it’s an amazing place,” Roberts said. “It’s a blessing to be able to play in one of the best conferences in the nation and I couldn’t pass it up. Also the opportunity to meet with the coaching staff and that players was amazing. They welcomed me with open arms. Also, their play style was a perfect fit with me and how I play. And academically the school is great. The professors really care about the students and it’s a family-oriented university. I love it.”
Roberts recently signed not long after visiting the Multnomah campus down in Portland. The NAIA Lions play in the competitive Cascade Conference and play a unique brand of up-tempo basketball where they averaged 97.6 points per game and shoot a lot of threes – over half of their shots come from beyond the arc. Multnomah led the nation in both categories.
Multnomah first saw Roberts play at the Top 250 Expo in Bellevue and kept in touch ever since. For Roberts, he knows it’s a big step up in play from high school in the Cascade Conference so he plans on working hard this summer to get ready. “The biggest thing that I’m trying to work on is to try to polish everything,” Roberts said. “I need to be more consistent in order to be ready for next year. I don’t want to focus on just one thing because I want to be better in all aspects of the game so I can help my team.”
Roberts reflected back on his senior season, a year that ended short of state in districts. “It was great having the chance to play at Clover Park and it was fun,” Roberts said. “I got to play with my freshman coach as my varsity coach so that was awesome. As a captain I just tried to help my team and influence them what they needed to do, with scoring, defense, communication on and off the court, and even at school academically.”
With his signing, Roberts joins fellow in-state seniors Cole Riblet (Rogers HS) and Jevin Shaughnessy (Life Christian HS) as Lion commitments.