Andre Roberson made a decision on Friday. It just wasn't the decision everyone thought he'd make.
A standout forward on the Colorado men's basketball team, Roberson had scheduled a press conference for Friday morning to announce his intentions to either enter the NBA draft or return to CU for his senior year. Instead, he decided he needed more time to think about it, and CU canceled the press conference.
As of Friday afternoon, there were no plans to reschedule the press conference.
Roberson, a 6-foot-7 forward, has until 9:59 p.m. on Sunday to make the decision on whether or not to declare for the NBA draft.
For three years, Roberson has been one of CU's best players. Last season as a junior, Roberson was named the Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 10.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game for the Buffs (21-12), helping them to reach the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.
He ranked second nationally in rebounds per game last year after ranking third in 2011-12 (11.1 per game).
Roberson is the only player in CU history to lead the team in rebounds, steals and blocks three years in a row. With 1,045 career rebounds, he is just nine shy of CU's all-time record (Stephane Pelle, 1,054 from 1999-2003).
Despite all the success he has had with the Buffs, Roberson is not considered by many to be a top NBA prospect. Several mock drafts online have Roberson projected as either a mid-to-late second round pick, or not being picked at all.
The NBA draft consists of two rounds, with 60 total picks. Only first-round picks are given guaranteed contracts.
Even if Roberson does get drafted, he faces a tough road ahead. From 2009-2012, 40 of the 120 players drafted in the second round never made it onto an NBA roster.
Should Roberson decide to leave, he will become just the fourth Buff to forego eligibility and enter the draft. The others -- Chauncey Billups (1997, No. 3 pick), David Harrison (2004, No. 29) and Alec Burks (2011, No. 12) -- were all first-round picks.