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Nebraska’s Isaiah Roby Declares For 2019 NBA Draft

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The Huskers could be losing a key roster piece.

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers got some disappointing news as Isaiah Roby announced that he would be declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. This is big news for the Huskers as the program prepares to enter Fred Hoiberg’s first season at the helm. However, Roby will not be hiring an agent, giving him an opportunity to return to school.

Roby arrived on campus with mixed expectations and a three-star rating from 247Sports, but built on that during his three seasons with the program. He averaged an impressive 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game during last season with the team.

As I wrote earlier in the week, Roby’s decision remains an interesting one. Many of the general indicators implied that he should come back for another season. However, with so many of Nebraska’s other contributors departing and a coaching change, it seemed reasonable to conclude that he would take his shot at the next level.

For Nebraska, this could be a significant loss. Roby is set to be one of the team’s only returning contributors and now the Huskers will have to figure out how to replace him. Should Roby leave the team, Nebraska will be losing its five leading scorers from last season. Obviously, that’s not going to be easy to overcome.

There’s no telling how Roby will end up doing, but BTPowerhouse will keep you posted as the NBA Draft draws nearer.