Josh Roberts, the 6-foot-9, 201-pound big man from Montverde (FL) Academy, will take his first official visit to St. John’s Sept. 1-3. “I got a St. John’s visit coming up next month,” he said. “I don’t see myself committing just yet so I will be taking other visits.” Ranked the No. 86 small forward in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports.com, Roberts listed Auburn, Florida Gulf Coast, Troy and Wichita State as the other schools recruiting him the hardest.
January 16, 2017As for St. John’s, Roberts is one of their top targets in 2018 along with Archbishop Molloy big man Moses Brown and Hudson Catholic shooting guard Luther Muhammad. “Coach Matt [Abdelmassih] said [they like] my ability to run the floor and that my athleticism fits them perfectly, and that I can make an impact on their program immediately,” Roberts said. As for his skillset, he said, “I can play the 4 and the 5 and I can also play the 3 a little bit.” Said Southern Stampede coach Cory Underwood: “He has major, major, major upside. Josh just started really playing the sport. He’s a track and field and football kid. By January 2018 you will see a totally different Josh Roberts. He has elite NBA level athleticism.” Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter