St. Joe’s Roberts Enjoys Big Weekend in Brooklyn

By DAN KELLY

Special to ZAGSBLOG

BROOKLYN Ronald Roberts Jr. can dunk.

Hard.

The 6-foot-8 junior from St. Joe’s played way up above the rim in both match-ups this weekend at the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center.

After putting up 21 points and 16 rebounds in St. Joe’s upset of No. 20 Notre Dame Friday night, the former St. Peter’s Prep standout added 15 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday’s 73-66 loss to Florida State in the title game.

Most of his put-backs were vicious two-handed slams. Roberts, who was not available for comment, jumps so high on his dunks that they have an epic, slow-motion quality to them

“[He exceeded] my expectations against that front line,” St. Joe’s coach Phil Martelli said. “Seven offensive rebounds is a lot against that front line…And he made the All-Tournament team but there will be no holding your head high on the bus or anything like that, and Ronald would feel the same way.”

St. Joe’s faced the defensive-minded Seminoles and their senior do-everything guard Michael Snaer. The Hawks came out playing a physical, high-flying brand of basketball but they lost their legs late in the second half.

C.J. Aiken had 10 points. Carl Jones, a senior, made his season debut after sitting out three games (exhibition included) for a violation of University community standards, and scored 13 points.

Saint Joseph’s went on a 10-2 run to start the second half as a jumper by Halil Kanacevic put St. Joe’s on top, 42-38, with 16:41 to play. A three-pointer by Chris Wilson pushed the advantage back to four at 47-43 at the 15:24 mark.

The Seminoles then went on a 9-0 run over the next two minutes to take a lead they would not relinquish at 52-47 with 13:35 to play.

Martelli is disappointed with the loss but this tournament has put St. Joe’s and  Roberts on the college hoops map.

(The AP contributed)

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581 comments
phily kay
phily kay

its breaking news on nfl network

jaym
jaym

@JohnGeiger_: As of now, nothing has been agreed to with Revis and Patriots.

laveranues
laveranues

wow. shefter reports revis to pats 1 year 12 mil...

Denzil Ludford
Denzil Ludford

Didn't Revis call Belichick an Idiot a few years ago. Listen Rex system fits Revis like a glove and there's more pros than con on him coming back than him going to the patriots. Jets are on the rise we have more cap space than the patriots. So we could out bid them if we really don't want him there.

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

Dream world .... Revis comes back for a  reasonable price , we win a super bowl on the backs of him and Sheldon and we all lived happily ever after???? It COULD happen !!

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

Manish works for Revis camp ,Manish report  Jets interest and  Revis camp releases Revis to Pats is gonna happen.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

revis likes kraft macoroni and cheese 


just reported on pathmark.com

bradysucks
bradysucks

Revis wants to be reunited with Rex

- just reported on NFL Network

robbieb
robbieb

Revis reportedly loves _______.  Local papers reporting opinions on Revis playing for their local team. Revis not posting a tweet for close to a month.  Revis playing up Jets and Pats like a Russian/US cold war.  Got to give it to him....he's quite the CB and business man

deuce knickalow
deuce knickalow

If revis is gone and the draft is deep with WR we are going CB first pick again bet

Marvel
Marvel

Idzik still playing chess..



and I'm still not mad


Brendan
Brendan

THE DOOZE HAS RETURNED. 

levi
levi

How Y'all doing?

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

Manish reporting Jets reached out to Revis. I don't know that I trust him he could have just made it up.

robbieb
robbieb

@laveranues UGH!!!  I'm now wishing I didn't give up alcohol for Lent.  F U Mevis.  Prostituted himself for a 1 year deal with the enemy.

phily kay
phily kay

@robbieb  lol that aint even revis with a photo shopped uni. thats just his head on another corners body unless he spent his year off getting tatted up and losing his guns

tal8
tal8

@chuco  I would love Denard or Gilbert... No prob what so ever

lageman
lageman

@chuco that's what I would hate most even if best player available

Brendan
Brendan

@Marvel  Folk and the Dooze, two very important pieces, on the books. Idzik has Decker locked in his closet until he signs. The guy is methodical, not a corpse. 

twin
twin

Good he's an up and coming

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan  YEEEEEESSSSSSS!


All is forgiven.

bob
bob

@levi


All good levi..I just finished dinner food for consumption hmm good just looking for some one to burp me.

Brendan
Brendan

@johnnyl65  Except...in the article, he just says the team has had internal discussion about reaching out. Stuff like that should be illegal. 

tal8
tal8

@johnnyl65  Didn't he say a couple of hours ago that a Revis is going to NE a done deal?!?!?!?!? I almost believed the guy............

robbieb
robbieb

@NJ libertarian @robbiebyeah me too.  People can have an axe to grind with Revis..I totally understand but CB's are falling off the board.  I would hate to draft another CB that we depend too heavily upon his rookie year.

robbieb
robbieb

@Bent @robbieb He reportedly loves the Jets, Pats, Niners, Raiders, Quid, Dinero, and Wampum

tal8
tal8

@Brendan @Marvel  I hope he can get the separation now from CBs... Not having peyton around and being locked at the closet??? Geeeezzz... He'll lose his Ultimate Warrior powers.................

tal8
tal8

@Brendan @DarrolRayFanClub  

Way to earn his buck... Kudos to our boy Manish


Manish Mehta

@MMehtaNYDN

Source confirms @ProFootballTalk report that Jets have agreed to terms on 1-year deal with DL Leger Douzable #nyj

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Okay, I switch my stance to say he's just making sht up, haha. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Yeah, what Bent said. I might've read it wrong in my hate of Manish, but someone tweeted that so I went into the article reading it that way already. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@DarrolRayFanClub @Brendan @johnnyl65  


I read it as > discussed the possibility of ... a reunion with the DR camp


Is it supposed to be > discussed the possibility of a reunion ... with the DR camp?


Poor journalism and possibly back-covering either way