Texas Tech basketball all-decade team: The point guards

LUBBOCK, TX - JANUARY 31: Keenan Evans
LUBBOCK, TX - JANUARY 31: Keenan Evans /
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John Roberson #21 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
John Roberson #21 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Second Team: John Roberson

Straddling the 2000s and this decade was 5-foot-11 dynamo John Roberson from Plano, Texas. For his career, he averaged 13.7 points and 4.9 assists per game and the two years that began this decade, Roberson was at his best averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 helpers.

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Unlike Evans, Roberson was highly-regarded as a recruit.  A 4-star signee in 2007, he was an All-State selection and the DFW Player of the Year.

Finishing with 1,772 career points, Roberson is seventh on Tech’s all-time scoring list.  What’s more, he is Tech’s all-time leader with 636 assists, 201 more than any other player to ever wear the Double-T.

Unfortunately, he was never able to lead his team to the heights that Evans did despite playing with some talented teammates like forwards Mike Singletary and Jaye Crockett.  The best his teams ever did was reach the NIT quarterfinals in 2010, his junior year.

At times he was a bit too loose with the ball as he averaged 3.1 turnovers per game.  Also never afraid to shoot the ball, Roberson did not always take the best shots but as he developed, he became a much stronger shooter and he finished his career as a 39.2% 3-point shooter.

Most Tech fans have likely washed the Pat Knight era from their minds and given that the program had only one winning season in Knight’s three full campaigns in charge, that’s understandable.  But during that time, Roberson was a blast to watch and one of the most productive players in Tech history making him our second-team All-2010s point guard.