Colorado athletic department officials are planning a news conference for 9 a.m. Friday to discuss forward Andre Roberson's decision on whether he will leave school early for the 2013 NBA draft.
The deadline for non-seniors to announce their status is Sunday. Roberson, who just finished his junior year at CU, has been quiet on the issue.
A first-team, all-Pac-12 selection, Roberson ranked third on the team in scoring for the 2012-13 season with 10.9 points per game. Colorado coaches had hoped Roberson's shooting stroke would become more consistent but he finished his junior season with career lows of 48 percent from the field, 32.8 percent for 3-pointers and 55.1 percent on free throws.
"I told Andre that he will develop his skills next season. It was just a matter of where he wanted to do that," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said recently.
Three years ago, Roberson became the first Colorado recruit signed by Boyle, who accepted the CU job on April 19, 2010, after four seasons as head coach at Northern Colorado.
Rebounding has always been Roberson's forte. Despite being asked to guard perimeter players on occasion, Roberson ranked second nationally and first in the Pac-12 with 11.2 rebounds per game in 2012-13.