John Roberson is a retired American professional basketball player who played overseas. He is the father of current NBA player André Roberson.
Roberson is a 1985 graduate of Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas and was a All-City forward. John, who 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.
Roberson, met his wife Lisa at New Mexico State while she was a volleyball player and have been married since March 2, 1988. The couple have six children: Ashlee, Amber, André, Arielle, Anthony, Aaliyah, and Arianna Roberson. Other than his two youngest daughters who have not yet reached college age, all the Roberson children are current or former NCAA Division I athletes. His son André is a member of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder after being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 26th pick of the first round in the 2013 NBA Draft (he was dealt to the Thunder on a draft day trade).