|Born||January 23 1967|
San Antonio, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
(San Antonio, Texas)
|College||New Mexico State (1985-1988)|
John Lee Roberson Jr. (born January 23, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played for multiple basketball teams outside of the United States. Roberson played college basketball at New Mexico State University. He is the father of current NBA player André Roberson.
Roberson is the son of John and Bennie Roberson and has eight siblings: Carl, Franklin, Kevin, Andre, Stephen, Jeffrey, Tiffany and Stephanie.
He is a 1985 graduate of Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas and was an All-City forward. Roberson played college basketball at New Mexico State, played in the NIT twice but never got to appear in the NCAA tournament in his college career. Roberson is a teacher at Wagner High School, where all the Roberson children attend. Roberson had a 12-year pro career in Australia, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Germany and the CBA.
On March 2, 1988, he married former New Mexico State women’s volleyball player Lisa Whitesell, his college sweetheart; the couple have seven children. His two oldest daughters Ashlee and Amber were All-Americans in their respective sports during college and played professionally overseas, while his oldest son André is a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder; his middle daughter Arielle played basketball at Colorado and West Virginia University; and his youngest son Anthony is a member of the Oklahoma City Blue. His two youngest daughters Aaliyah and Arianna, are student-athletes at Wagner High School. Through Ashlee and Arielle, he has two grandchildren Elijah and Callie.