Isaiah Roby Drafted
Isaiah Roby became the highest drafted Nebraska men’s basketball player in 21 years, as he was a second-round selection during Thursday’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Roby was originally picked by the Detroit Pistons before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Roby, a 6-foot-8 forward from Dixon, Ill., was taken with the No. 45 overall pick, becoming the 27th Husker basketball player drafted and the first since Venson Hamilton in 1999. At No. 45, he was the highest Husker selected since Tryonn Lue was the No. 23 overall pick in 1998. Roby is just the sixth Husker basketball player selected in the first two rounds of the NBA Draft, joining Marvin Stewart (2nd, 1971), Rich King (1st, 1991), Eric Piatkowski (1st, 1994), Lue (1st, 1998) and Hamilton (2nd, 1999).
Roby will begin his professional career next month in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 5-15.
Get Your Season Tickets Now
Nebraska fans wishing to become a season ticket holder are encouraged to do so before Monday, June 24 by visiting Huskers.com. Currently, a limited number of season tickets for Nebraska’s outstanding 2019 home schedule remain, but those sales will close at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 24.
The remaining ticket inventory will be sold on a single-game basis for games with tickets available. Purchasing a season ticket by Monday morning will be the only way for fans to guarantee a ticket to Husker games against Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa.
The 2019 home schedule at Memorial Stadium is one of the best in recent years, featuring games against Big Ten Champion Ohio State, and West Division rivals Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin.