Fred Roberts Athlete Profile

#34 Fred Roberts

Position: Forward Height: 6-10 Weight: 220 Roster Years: 1978-1982 Hometown: Riverton, UT

Personal

Born 8/14/60 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Eldon and Dorothy Roberts ... tried out for the U.S. team for the Pan Am Games in 1979 ... made a second appearance at the National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs in 1979 and was runner-up MVP and first team all-tourney ... was the leading scorer and rebounder in that tourney until her suffered a concussion and chipped seven teeth in the championship game ... played with the U.S. team in the Junior World Championships in Brazil in 1979 ... was one of 12 players on the U.S. All-Star team to China in 1979.

At BYU

High game as a freshman was 30 points against Texas-El Paso ... started in all of the Cougars' games ... hit double figures in 17 games and had four 10-rebound performances ... was directly responsible for come-from-behind road victories against Houston and Texas-El Paso ... named WAC player of the week when BYU insured a first place finish against Colorado State and Wyoming ... selected as Jo-lene player of the BYU-Utah game in Provo ... Fred was voted honorable mention All-WAC ... was Basketball Times WAC freshman of the year ... averaged 14.0 ppg in Yugoslavia and Italy summer of 79 ... got off to slow start in '79-'80 until it was discovered his contact lens was inverted ... Arnold says his feather touch reminds him of UCLA's Dave Meyers, only Fred is bigger and a better shooter ... five times in the '80 season he led BYU's scoring and three times in rebounding ... 20 games were double figure scoring in '80 ... his high productions were 26 points against Utah State in Provo including his third 12 rebound tally of the season ... honorable mention all-WAC again for '80 season ... second in WAC field goal percentage only to teammate Alan Taylor ... district seven selection from USBWA (Basketball Writer's).

Before BYU

Fred led Bingham to unprecedented back-to-back championships as a junior and senior (3A as a junior, 4A as a senior) ... he was named player of the year both years ... also attended the San Diego Superstar camp where he won the one-on-one championship for centers ... listed in Parade Magazine All-America list ... competed in the Cactus Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. ... was one of 48 players in the nation to participate in the U.S. Olympic Festival at Colorado Springs in 1978 ... coached by George Sluga (Utah) at Bingham averaged 26.4 points per game at Bingham.

Summary

Finished as the second leading scorer in school history, behind Danny Ainge ... he shot a career average 55 percent from the field, the second best Cougar mark ever ... His career rebound total was also third on the all-time charts at BYU ... Roberts also finished high in the school books in points per game, most field goal attempts, most field goals made, number of free throws, and number of free throws made ... was a unanimous selection to the first team all-WAC squad and made the Basketball Writers' District Seven Team.

Stats

Year       GP    FGM-FGA    Pct.   FTM-FTA    Pct.   Rbds.    Avg.   Pts.    Avg.
1978-79 28 158-291 .54 83-106 .78 191 6.8 399 14.3
1979-80 29 151-257 .59 71-98 .73 177 6.1 373 12.9
1980-81 32 216-373 .58 171-220 .78 255 8.0 603 18.8
1981-82 30 162-338 .479 142-178 .797 215 7.2 466 15.5