Roby to decide between Colorado, draft on Saturday

Updated: June 15, 2006, 2:10 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- Colorado guard Richard Roby says he will decide by Saturday whether to return to college for his junior season or go pro.

Roby, the leading scorer for the Buffaloes the past two seasons, worked out with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday and expects to have met with about 10 teams before he decides.

He told the Daily Camera in Thursday's editions he is encouraged by what NBA general managers have told him.

"I'm getting a lot of feedback and learning a lot from every workout," he said. "They all feel I have a lot of potential. They say I have everything in my game. I just need to work on everything and keep getting better.

"Some of them tell me I'm going to be in the league a long time," he said.

Roby's half brother, Kenyon Martin, plays for the Denver Nuggets.

Roby made himself eligible for the NBA draft but did not hire an agent, preserving his eligibility to return to the university.

After his workout with the Lakers Roby declined to say which way he was leaning.

Underclassmen who have declared for the June 28 draft have until Sunday to decide whether to remain in the field or return to school.


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