KGFW Sports – Roby Invited to Combine, FB Roster Updated

KGFW Sports – Roby Invited to Combine, FB Roster Updated

University of Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby was one of 66 players invited to the 2019 NBA Combine.  The 6-8 junior is the first Husker invited to the NBA Combine since Terran Petteway in 2015. Roby set career highs in scoring (11.8 ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg), assists (1.9 apg) and steals (1.3 spg), while averaging 1.9 blocks per game this past season. Following the combine, Roby will have until Wednesday, May 29th to withdraw from the NBA Draft and preserve his collegiate eligibility. The 2019 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Nebraska football team’s online roster was updated Wednesday morning. The roster includes 80 scholarship players and 69 walk-ons. Of the 149 on the roster, 96 have joined the program since Frost was hired in Dec. 2017. The roster currently features 80 freshmen and redshirt freshmen (53.7 percent), including 35 scholarship players (43.8 percent). The has been some attrition. In addition to four scholarship players previously reported as leaving — punter Caleb Lightbourn, linebackers Breon Dixon and Quayshon Alexander and defensive back Cam’ron Jones — seven walk-ons are also moving on. According to the updated roster, they are redshirt freshman wide receiver Justin Holm (Lincoln Southwest), junior linebackers Grant and Spencer Jordan (Omaha Westide), wide receivers Chad Alioth Jr. (Omaha North), Brandon Robbins (Bellevue East) and Andrew Thurman (Stillwell, Kansas) and reserve kicker Noah McCashland (Lincoln Pius X). The Huskers still have two spots remaining for the 2019 class. Visit www.HUSKERMAX.com for more.