Syracuse Basketball: Tyler Roberson redefining his career overseas

Former Syracuse basketball standout Tyler Roberson has found some stability overseas. Here are all the details and why he can continue to find success.

Here’s a name you probably haven’t heard in a while: Tyler Roberson. The former Syracuse basketball standout is now making a name for himself overseas.

Tyler signed with Fos Provence the team announced on Twitter. Here are some highlights from the article translated from French to English for your reading pleasure via

  • The fossean Club is pleased to formalize Tyler Roberson’s signature as a medical freelancer for Marcus Dove. It comes straight from Agua Caliente Clippers!
  • In July 2018, Tyler Roberson had his first experience in Europe by signing for the prestigious AEK Athens (the other most famous Black & Yellow club in the Old Continent) where Giannis Athinaiou and Malik Hairston have already evolved, and where he was also productive at the bench exit with 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 13 minutes per game.
  • Explosive, athletic, strong rebounder, Tyler Roberson knows how to be effective and his qualities of “warrior” should please the Provencal public!

First off congratulations to Roberson who has made a professional career for himself in the game he loves.

I’m not breaking any news here by saying Tyler had an up and down career here at Syracuse that saw extremely high moments (starter on the 2016 Final Four team) to constantly being in the dog house under Hall of Fame head coach Jim Boeheim.

Boeheim on Tyler Roberson: 

“If I had anyone else Tyler Roberson wouldn’t play a minute. You guys watched the game, I’m not going to describe what he did out there.”

That was after a 66-52 loss by the Orange to the Pittsburgh Panthers back in February of 2016. There’s no denying the talent of Roberson. He’s one of the most physically gifted players I’ve seen in the last decade and definitely was back in 2016 for Syracuse.

The problem was the inconsistency, stop me if you’ve heard that before with a Syracuse player. But the stats through his four years on the hill speak for themselves.

After averaging nearly a double-double in his junior year, he seemed like a player on the rise who would finally reach his potential in his senior season, but that didn’t unfold.

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Roberson averages in points and rebounds per game were nearly cut in half despite playing in essentially the same amount of games (albeit only starting six games), comparing his junior and senior seasons. It seems like Tyler’s time on the emotional roller coaster is over and has now found stability overseas. Congratulations Robey-Wan Kenobi!

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