Lucky Number 13 on the Duke Blue Devils. From Lancaster, PA. Father was a player at Duke. Walked-on in Durham his first year as a member of Duke’s “Selected Six” recruiting class. He’s be the do-it-all guy for Coach K. Good medium-range shooter, rebounds and passes extremely well. He’s an intangible guy and he’ll be on scholarship for three years. High school teammates Matt Walsh (Florida) and Ted Skuchas (Vanderbilt) are Division I players. Often gets nosebleeds during games.
As Lee Melchionni walked out to wave to his fans on senior night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, he reverently got on his hands and knees and kissed the basketball court.
Born Joshua Scott McRoberts on February 28, 1987 in Indianapolis, Ind. He's number 2 on the Duke Blue Devils. His father, Tim, is a salesman and mother, Jennifer, is a teacher. He has two younger sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah, and a younger brother, Zach. He mentored elementary and middle school students in conjunction with the NCAA Stay in Bounds Ambassador Program and was member of the Student Athletic Board at Carmel High.
Named the National High School Senior Athlete of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association and won the 2005 Morgan Wootten Award as the McDonald’s All-America Player of the Year
Awards: First team Parade All-America ... All-USA Today first team selection ... EA Sport All-America in 2005 ... named the McDonald’s All-America game MVP after scoring 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting with a game-high 12 rebounds to lead the East squad to a 115-110 victory ... finished second in the McDonald’s Dunk Contest ... also participated in the Roundball Classic (West), finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots in a 136-119 win over the East team ... led Carmel High in scoring and rebounding as a senior, averaging 17.9 points to go along with 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.9 blocked shots per game ... also shot an impressive .593 (166-of-280) from the field while guiding the Greyhounds to a 21-4 record and a trip to the sectional championship game in 2005 ... rated as the top high school player in the Class of 2005 by Scout.com ... ranked second overall and number one among power forwards by Rivals.com ... named the top-ranked senior by Bob Gibbons All-Star Report ... collected 1,264 points, 759 rebounds, 255 assists and 259 blocks during his high school career ... overcame an early season injury to average 16.8 points, 10.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a junior ... named the MVP at the 2004 Nike Camp in Indianapolis ... two-time Nike Camp All-America ... three-time all-conference, all-county and all-state selection ... averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots per game as a sophomore.
Wherever he goes after this year, he'll do extremely well.
Josh McRoberts is a kid who can really do a lot of things. He can not only do things on the inside, but also the outside. He can play with his back to the basket or face up. He has the ability to shoot the three and he handles the ball real well. -Carmel Head Coach Mark Galloway