Tuesday , Mar , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Colorado’s Roby heading to draft, will not hire agent

Boulder, CO (Sports Network) – University of Colorado guard Richard Roby will
forego his junior and senior seasons and declare for the NBA draft.

Roby, an All-Big 12 first team selection, led the Buffaloes in scoring with
17.0 points per game. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per contest
in the 2005-06 season.

“I will not get an agent, so I will do anything possible to maintain my
eligibility so I can come back and play basketball here at Colorado,” said
Roby, whose half brother is Kenyon Martin. “I feel this is the right decision,
and Coach (Patton) supports me on this decision.”

Roby’s two-year scoring total falls just shy of 1,000 points at 990 and is No.
24 on CUs all-time scoring list with 60 games played.

He plans on returning if he goes undrafted and he thinks a lot will be
determined after he performs at some workouts.

“I think that he is a very talented young man,” said CU head coach Ricardo
Patton. “He does not mind working. We all have to realize that most of the
times the NBA drafts on potential, and anyone that has seen Richard play over
the past couple of seasons knows that he has a lot of potential. He will
continue to improve every year that he plays basketball just because he is
willing to work at it.”

Colorado ended the year with a 20-10 mark, going 9-7 in the Big 12, and
reached the NIT.