ATLANTA – Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter announced Tuesday that DePaul guard Justin Roberts will transfer to GSU this summer and have three years of eligibility remaining. Roberts will redshirt the 2018-19 season before beginning play for the Panthers in 2019-2020.
Roberts played in 30 games for DePaul as a freshman, averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. He scored a career-high 19 points with five rebounds against Illinois.
“Our program is excited to welcome Justin to Georgia State,” head coach Ron Hunter said. “Justin is a talented guard who will fit our system perfectly. He is an impact player on the court who continued to improve last season. We look forward to helping him grow into a great player.”
Roberts also had double-digit scoring performances with 16 points against No. 6 Xavier and Seton Hall when he scored 10 points. He shot 37.8 percent from the floor and 32.4 percent from 3-point range as a freshman.
Roberts played his senior year of high school at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev. The McDonald’s All-American candidate led the Pilots to a 33-3 record, No. 3 national ranking by USA Today and No. 1 ranking in the Pacific Region.
Prior to Findlay Prep, Roberts starred at Pike High School in Indianapolis where he averaged 16.8 points, 3.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game as a junior. Pike is the same high school as former Panther and current Houston Rocket R.J. Hunter.
Roberts was rated as a four-star recruit by Scout.com and ESPN.com and was selected to the Indiana Junior All-Star team. He was a second-team selection to the All-Central Indiana Super Team in 2016.
Georgia State wrapped up the 2017-18 season with a 24-11 mark after winning the Sun Belt Conference tournament and advancing to a second NCAA Tournament in the last four years.