Former Bradley star guard commits to play basketball at Georgia
Terry Roberts has a new basketball home.
The former Bradley men's basketball guard committed to Georgia on Monday, according to his social media.
Roberts, the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year, shocked Bradley last month with his unexpected exit and entry into the NCAA transfer portal. The 6-foot-3 point guard led Bradley with 14.5 points and 4.1 assists per game, while shooting 45% from the field and 34.2% from the 3-point range.
Georgia finished 6-26 in the 2021-22 season and 1-17 in the Southeastern Conference under Tom Crean, who was fired after his fourth season in Athens, Georgia. Just last month, the Bulldogs hired former Florida and Louisiana Tech coach Mike White to lead their men's basketball program.
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Roberts was named MVC Newcomer of the Week four times, earned all-MVC first-team honors, NABC all-District 16 honors, and was MVP in Bradley's Sun Bowl Invitational title run. He was a huge get for the Braves after he played two seasons at Florida Southwestern State College.
"I just wanted to be out there, more visible on a bigger stage. I want more people to see me play," Roberts said after putting his name in the transfer portal. "I love and appreciate my coaches and my teammates. I enjoyed playing here. If I could do it all over again, coming out of I'd still choose Bradley as my first NCAA experience."
Roberts is the second Bradley player lost to the portal after wing Jayson Kent put his name in the portal earlier this month and eventually signed with Indiana State.
Roberts came to Peoria from Florida SouthWestern State, where he played with shooting guard Kario Oquendo — who last week announced his return to Georgia.
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Roberts made a visit to Georgia this weekend, according to 247sports.com.
“With Georgia, they're saying they want to build the program back up, get it rolling, and get Athens rocking again,” Roberts told 247 Sports on April 5. “My teammate from JUCO is over there as well, so it would be cool if I got to play with him again.”
Wes Huett is Journal Star sports editor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @WesHuett. Dave Eminian contributed to this story.