Wednesday , Apr , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Florida’s Roberson to enter NBA Draft

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Florida junior guard Anthony Roberson
announced Wednesday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter
the upcoming NBA Draft.

Roberson, though, said he will not sign with an agent, which leaves open the
possibility of him returning to school. The early entry withdrawal deadline is
June 21, which is one week before the draft takes place.

“At this point in time I have decided to put my name into the NBA Draft,” said
Roberson. “I will continue to evaluate my situation and will not retain an
agent. I am looking forward to gathering more information and will make a
final decision at a later date.”

Roberson was named First Team All-SEC for the second straight year and
finished as the runner-up for SEC Player of the Year. He helped lead Florida
to a 24-8 record, which included the school’s first-ever SEC Tournament title.

The Gators eventually lost to Villanova in the second round of the NCAA

Roberson averaged 17.5 points per game this past season and led the conference
in scoring with an average of 20.8 points in league outings. He was the only
player in the SEC to post at least 15 points in every conference game and also
topped the 30-point mark on two occasions.

A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Roberson hit 267 three-pointers in his career,
only seven short of tying former teammate Brett Nelson’s school record of 274.

Roberson is the first Gator to declare early for the NBA Draft since both Mike
Miller and Donnell Harvey did so in 2000 when each was chosen in the
first round.