Mike Roberts Biography
Mike Roberts is a former collegiate basketball player who played for Indiana University from 2001-2005. Roberts was born in Terre Haute, Ind. and then later played high school basketball in Oregon. After spending time out West, Roberts played collegiately at IU and was a part of the Hoosiers’ 2002 National Championship runner-up team. Roberts spent time as an assistant coach at multiple schools including eight seasons at UNC-Greensboro before returning to Indiana as an assistant coach under Archie Miller.
- Name: Mike Roberts
- Position: Forward
- Age: 42 years old
- Birthday: May 22, 1980
- Nationality: USA
- Hometown: Eugene, OR
- High School: South Eugene
- Height: 6-9 (205 cm)
- Weight: 235 lbs (106 kg)
- Seasons: 5 (2000-2005)
- Jersey: #33
Awards and Accolades
- Three-time Academic All-Big Ten
- 2005 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
- 2002 NCAA runner-up
- 2005 Team Captain
Mike Roberts was born and raised locally in Terre Haute, Ind. until his family moved to Eugene, Ore., while he was in high school. He played high school basketball for South Eugene High School before attending the New Hampton School in New Hampshire.
Roberts graduated from the school in 2000 and would attend Indiana University for his collegiate career.
Mike Roberts Seasons with the Hoosiers
21-13 (10-6 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA First Round
21-13 (8-8 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA Second Round
14-15 (7-9 Big Ten)
15-14 (10-6 Big Ten)
🏅 NIT First Round
Indiana University Career Statistics
Mike Roberts Indiana University Career
Roberts played basketball collegiately at Indiana for head coach Mike Davis from 2000-2005. His first season in Bloomington was the first one without former head coach Bob Knight who was fired in the Fall of that year. The roster consisted of double-digit scorers Kirk Haston (19.0), Jared Jeffries (13.8) and Tom Coverdale (10.7). Roberts played in 10 games his freshman season and averaged 1.7 points per game.
Roberts and the Hoosiers made it to three NCAA tournaments and one NIT from 2001-2005. Indiana appeared in their most recent national championship game in 2002 where they fell to Maryland 64-52.
The Eugene, Ore. native played in 64 games for the Hoosiers from 2001-2005. He recorded 378 minutes while averaging 1.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. Roberts did well in the classroom as he was named a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He took home the 2005 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and was the team captain that season.
After his playing career at Indiana was over, Roberts served as a graduate assistant coach under Bob Knight at Texas Tech for one year. He went on to coach as an assistant at Rice and California before landing at UNC-Greensboro under head coach Wes Miller. Roberts aided the Spartans to over 20 wins each of his last three seasons with the team. The Spartans were the No. 1 overall seed in the NIT during the 2018-2019 season where they won 17 consecutive home games and 11 non-conference victories. Roberts spent eight seasons with UNCG.
In 2019, Roberts returned to IU to be an assistant under head coach Archie Miller. A spot opened on the staff after former assistant Ed Schilling left the program.
In 2021, Archie Miller was fired from the program and Roberts was initially retained as part of the administration instead of having an assistant coaching role. He was hired by University of Cincinnati to join Wes Miller’s staff in April 2021.
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