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HT/WT 6'8 - 230 lbs
Mar 02, 1998
SPORT Basketball
Status active


Isaiah Roby (born February 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Appeared in 17 G League games (nine starts), averaging 8.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.12 steals and 1.29 blocks in 20.2 minutes, shooting 50.0 percent. With the Blue, appeared in eight games, averaging 6.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.13 steals and 1.63 blocks in 19.4 minutes, shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc. Appeared in nine games (all starts) with the Texas Legends this season where he recorded averages of 9.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.11 steals and 1.00 block in 21.0 minutes per contest, shooting 50.8 percent from the field.
Acquired by Oklahoma City from Dallas in exchange for Justin Patton on 1/24/20. Has seen action in three games with the Thunder and has grabbed two rebounds. Made his NBA debut on 1/29 at Sacramento. Originally selected by Detroit with the 45th overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft before being traded to Dallas. With Oklahoma City, missed two games due to the trade, five games DND – Coach’s Decision and five games DNP – Coach’s Decision. Sat out four games on G League assignment. With Dallas, missed five games with right plantar; fascia, one game DNP – Coach’s Decision, eight games Inactive – Coach’s Decision, 30 games NWT – G League Assignment. Not with the team for the 2019-20 NBA Restart.


He ended Nebraska's NBA draft drought. Roby is Nebraska's first NBA draft pick in 20 years - since the Rockets selected Venson Hamilton at No. 50 in 1999.

High school success. Coming out of Dixon High School in Illinois, Roby was the state's fifth-ranked recruit of the 2016 class, according to 247Sports.

Roby and his two brothers grew up in a home built by Habitat for Humanity, raised by their single mother, Danielle, who often held down multiple jobs. Isaiah worked, as he has put it, as "the world's tallest restaurant host" to help pay his AAU costs.



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