Named one of three team captains for 2006-07 ... McRoberts and Greg Paulus are the first two sophomore captains in Duke history ... a versatile big man who will be a major part of Duke’s arsenal in 2006-07 ... one of the most skilled and athletic post players in the country ... showed his vast potential throughout his freshman campaign ... an outstanding passer who has the ability to bring the ball up the floor ... in addition to his talent, McRoberts brings a tough mindset to each game ... attacks the rim consistently on offense ... Duke’s leading returning scorer (8.7) and rebounder (5.3) ... recovered from back surgery (lumbar diskectomy) performed in early August to be ready for the open of the 2006-07 season ... active in Duke’s award-winning Verizon Read with the Blue Devils, a community outreach reading program in the Durham school district ... also participated in the school’s Junior Blue Devil Club Day presented to kids between the ages of 1-16.
Named to the ACC All-Freshman team ... selected to the ACC All-Tournament second team ... played in all 36 contests, starting 31 times ... showed his versatility by averaging 8.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.3 blocks per game ... was the team’s third-leading scorer and ranked second in rebounds and blocked shots ... led the team with a .605 field goal percentage (115-of-190) ... field goal percentage ranked third all-time for a freshman at Duke (Christian Laettner shot .723 from the floor as a rookie to establish the mark in 1989) ... shot .664 from the charity stripe (77-of-116) ... his 77 free throws made and 116 free throw attempts ranked third on the squad ... reached double figures in scoring 15 times, the third-highest figure on the team ... also credited with five double-digit rebounding efforts ... had two double-doubles and was only one of two Blue Devils to accomplish that (All-America Shelden Williams had 21) ... had 54 dunks, only four behind Williams’ team-best 58 ... led the team in rebounding four times ... in 16 conference games, averaged 1.25 blocked shots, tied for ninth in the ACC ... pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with nine points and two assists against No. 19 LSU (3/23) in the NCAA Sweet 16 ... recorded a career-high 13 rebounds to go along with 14 points for his second career double-double against No. 14 George Washington (3/18) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... blocked a career-high four shots to go along with eight points against Southern (3/16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... scored 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and 6-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line to go along with five rebounds against No. 11 Boston College in the ACC Championship game (3/12) ... posted 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field, including 1-of-2 from three-point range and 2-of-4 from the free throw line to go along with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 35 minutes against Wake Forest (3/11) in the ACC Semifinals ... scored 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting and 4-of-5 shooting from the free throw line to go along with seven rebounds and two blocks against Miami (3/10) in the ACC Quarterfinals ... posted four points and three rebounds with one block against No. 13 North Carolina (3/4) ... tallied two points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks against Florida State (3/1) ... scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting and 2-of-4 from the free throw line to go along with seven rebounds against Temple (2/25) ... shot 5-of-7 from the floor for 10 points to go along with five rebounds and four steals against Georgia Tech (2/22) ... made a career-high 9-of-11 from the free throw line and finished with 14 points against Miami (2/19) ... also had seven rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Hurricanes ... scored 16 points on a perfect shooting night against Wake Forest (2/14) ... shot 5-of-5 from the floor, 1-of-1 from beyond the arc and 5-of-5 from the free throw line against the Demon Deacons ... also tallied three rebounds, two blocks, two steals and tied a career high with four assists ... grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Maryland (2/11) ... scored a career-high 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including his second three-pointer of the season to go along with five rebounds against No. 23 North Carolina (2/7) ... made 5-of-6 free throw attempts and finished with seven points to go along with two assists and two blocks against Florida State (2/4) ... made six free throws to go along with 4-of-7 shooting from the floor for 14 points against No. 15 Boston College (2/1) ... compiled nine points, four rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes against Virginia (1/28) ... scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals against Virginia Tech (1/26) ... scored four points and blocked two shots against Clemson (1/14) ... recorded three blocks and two steals against No. 23 Maryland (1/11) ... posted his first career double-double against Bucknell (1/2) with 14 points and 10 rebounds ... tallied 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting against UNC Greensboro (12/31) ... scored a career-high 12 points on six made field goals in a win over St. John’s (12/21) ... scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with three rebounds against Valparaiso (12/18) ... recorded six points, five rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals against No. 2 Texas (12/10) ... had eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four steals against Pennsylvania (12/7) ... returned to his home state and scored six points on 3-of-7 shooting with three rebounds and two blocks against No. 17 Indiana (11/30) ... scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go along with four rebounds against No. 11 Memphis in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off (11/25) ... scored in double figures for the first time in his career with 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting against Drexel in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off (11/23) ... added six rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes ... shot 2-of-4 with four points, three rebounds and a block against Davidson (11/19) ... made his first career start against Seton Hall in the NIT Season Tip-Off (11/16), scoring six points with two rebounds and his first career blocked shot ... successful debut at the collegiate level with 10 rebounds to go along with six points on 3-of-6 shooting against Boston University (11/14) ... five of his rebounds were on the offensive end of the floor.
Named the National High School Senior Athlete of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association ... won the 2005 Morgan Wootten Award as the McDonald’s All-America Player of the Year ... first team Parade All-America ... All-USA Today first team selection ... EA Sports 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 ... 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.
Helped the North team to a silver medal finish at the 2004 USA Youth Development Festival ... led the North squad in rebounding with 14.4 rpg. and field goal percentage (.574, 27-of-47) ... his 14.4 rebounds per game was tops among all teams in the festival and the third-highest mark all-time in the event ... was also third on the North team in scoring at 14.8 ppg.
Born Joshua Scott McRoberts on February 28, 1987, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... mother, Jennifer, is a teacher ... has two younger sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah, and a younger brother, Zach ... mentored elementary and middle school students in conjunction with the NCAA Stay in Bounds Ambassador Program ... member of the Student Athletic Board at Carmel High.