CWC's Roberts to play for Rocky

2012-05-02T14:30:00Z 2012-05-08T00:36:00Z CWC's Roberts to play for Rocky The Billings Gazette
May 02, 2012 2:30 pm

Malachi Roberts, a 6-foot-3 guard from Central Wyoming College, has signed a letter of intent with the men's basketball team at Rocky Mountain College.

Roberts, a freshman from East Wenatchee, Wash., averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, two assists and 1.7 steals per game for the Rustlers last season. He shot 51 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line.

"We look at him to be able to come in and be a person who can make shots for us and score in a variety of ways," Rocky coach Bill Dreikosen said. "He's a very good athlete. He understands the game well."

Roberts redshirted one season at Sheridan College before competing for coach Curtis Condie at CWC. He will have three years of eligibility for Rocky beginning in the fall.

"He's had very good coaching from a fundamental and detailed standpoint," Dreikosen said. "That's just something that's definitely going to be important when you get him. You don't have to make up for so many things that they didn't learn in the last program.

"To have him come in and be with us for three years is an exciting thing for me. I just think he's going to continue to grow and he can really be an excellent performer in the Frontier Conference."

CWC compiled a 20-11 record last season, losing in the first round of the Region IX tournament. It was the Rustlers' first 20-win season in over 20 years.

During his senior year at Eastmont High School, Roberts averaged a league-high 24.6 points per game. He was a first-team all-league performer and was selected as the Big Nine Conference athlete of the year.


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