|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 a 1985 graduate of Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas and was an 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 is the son of John and Bennie Roberson and eight siblings: Carl, Franklin, Kevin, Andre, Stephen, Jeffrey, Tiffany and Stephanie Roberson.
Roberson lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife Lisa Whiteshell, who played volleyball at New Mexico, where they met; and they have have seven children: Ashlee, Amber, André, Arielle, Anthony, Aaliyah, and Arianna. Other than his two youngest children who have not yet reached college age, all the Roberson children are current or former athletes: Ashlee played basketball at Texas Tech; Amber played volleyball at University of Texas; André is a member of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder; Arielle played basketball at Colorado University; and Anthony plays college basketball at Central Oklahoma.