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The junior from Plano was one of two players to start each Texas Tech game in the 2009-2010 season - with Mike Singletary also started each game...John has played in 99 Red Raider games and has 93 starts in three seasons...led the squad with nearly 36 minutes of playing time per game...played at least 40 minutes in eight games...had a season high of 46 minutes at Nebraska...second on the squad in scoring with 14.5 points per game...had nine games of at least 20 points and had a season high of 28 points in the win over Oklahoma State... had a double-double (10 assists and 12 points) in the win at TCU...Texas Tech career assist leaders with 503 assists...is the first Red Raider to tally 500 assists...led the 2009-2010 squad with 190 assists...perfect from the free throw line in eight games (41-for-41) - with a top mark of 13-for-13 in the overtime win with Washington...became the 33rd Red Raider to join the 1000-Point Club with his 14 points in the win over Stanford...All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for the 2009-2010 season...ended the season with 1,347 career points and is 18th among all Texas Tech players.
John and Alan Voskuil were the only players on the 2008-2009 squad to start each game during the season...leading scorer on the team with 13.9 points per game... second on the team with 35 steals for the year...John's 212 assists tops the previous single-season mark of 182 assists set by Jason Martin during the 1995-1996 season...assist leader for the Big 12...his 13 assists at Texas A&M is one shy of Stan Bonewitz's single-game record of 14 assists set against Fresno State in the 1996-1997 season...John's 6.4 assists per game for the season is now the best among all Red Raiders...his 71 three-pointers ranks eighth among all Red Raiders in a single season...John's 201 three-point attempts equal Bonewitz's mark in the 1997-1998 season and is fourth on the all-time single-season list ...John's 35.2 minutes per game was second on the squad...played 40 minutes in five games...second on the squad in free throw percentage (.829) making 97-of-117 attempts...perfect from the line in 15 games totaling 58-for-58...averaged 3.5 rebounds per game and had at least five rebounds in six games...established a career high of eight rebounds at Iowa State...had a double-double performance at Texas A&M with 13 assists and 20 points...scored 20+ points in five games... John's 33 points at UTEP is a career best and makes him the 36th Red Raider to score 30 or more points in a game...All-Big 12 Honorable Mention...USBWA All-District 7 honors.
John played 25 minutes in the season opener against UC Riverside and scored 7 points...he made 3-of-6 shots from the field - including a three-pointer... played in all 31 games during the season and had 25 starts...averaged 30.9 minutes per game and played 40 minutes in three games...third on the 2007-2008 squad with 12.3 ppg...topped the squad with 101 assists and had 7 assists on four different occasions...scored 20 or more points in seven games with a season best of 28 points against Northwestern Start...made 9-of-12 shots from the field -- including 5 three-pointers and 5-of-6 free throws...for the season, John made 72-100 free throw attempts (.720) and was perfect from the line in 8 games for a combined 27-for-27 mark...started each conference game (16) and averaged 12.5 ppg in conference play...named Big 12 Rookie of the Week two consecutive weeks - Dec. 31 and Jan. 7 - after his 28-point performance against Northwestern State and 21-point performance against Lamar...named Carrs/Safeway Player of the Game in the Great Alaska Shootout with Texas Tech's 74-47 win over Alaska Anchorage...John scored 22 points sinking 8-of-9 shots from the field - including 6-of-7 three-pointers.
Played for Tom Inman at Plano High School...family moved to Plano from Florida in his junior year...led the Wildcats to a 55-16 record in two seasons... ranked 139 nationally and No. 6 player in Texas by Rivals.com... averaged 17.4 ppg and 7.2 assists per game in his junior season...2006 Class 5A State Champs and a 29-8 record...Wildcats knocked off Kingwood (Humble) and new Red Raider teammate, Mike Singletary for the 2006 state title...Plano finished 26-8 and advanced to the Region II quarterfinals in his senior season...named Dallas Morning News SportsDay's Player of the Year as a senior...averaged 25.4 ppg and 6.1 assists...named Mr. Basketball by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and the TABC's Class 5A Player of the Year...2007 TABC Class 5A All-Star...2007 TABC Class 5A All-Region...2007 TABC Class 5A All-State First Team...2007 member of the Global Games All-Americans squad with new Red Raider teammates D'walyn Roberts and Mike Singletary.
Born October 28, 1988 in Kansas City, Kansas...son of John and Valerie Roberson...has a sister (Monique) and a brother (Juwan)...hobbies are video games and playing basketball.