Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former St. Joe’s Star Ronald Roberts to the Philippines
It’s been a big week for former St. Joe’s stars.
Not only has Langston Galloway signed with the Knicks through next season, but Ronald Roberts has signed a lucrative deal with San Miguel Beermen of the Philippines. He leaves later this week.
“Ronald decided to take a lucrative deal in the Philippines,” his agent, Adam Pensack, told SNY.tv. “Quite a few NBA teams have shown a lot of interest in him recently and there is no question he would have been called up again at some point.
“Ultimately, though, he didn’t want to wait and this opportunity was too good to pass up. He is an NBA caliber player and he will be back to make another run at it in the future. He leaves later this week.”
On Monday, the 6-foot-8 Roberts was named the NBA D-League Performer of the Week.
Roberts, who earned a 10-day call-up from the Delaware 87ers to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this season, was averaging 17.5 points and 11.9 rebounds in 10 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors and Sevens.
Photo: Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.