Tyler Roberson Leads NJ Roadrunners at Spring JamFest

In recent years, there has been a change at small forward. It has evolved into an increasingly athletic position, one that requires a player who can do a bit of everything.

For the New Jersey Roadrunners, Tyler Roberson is that guy.

The 6’6” forward from Union, New Jersey has mixed a solid mid-range game with the ability to run the break and finish in traffic.

“I see myself as a Kevin Garnett-type,” Roberson said of his game. “I have a nice mid-range shot, I can jump a little bit, I have some post moves, and sometimes I like to go out to the wing.”

All in one half against Team NJ ABC, Roberson led the fastbreak, posted his man up on the block, took a man off the dribble from the wing, and sunk a mid-range jumper on a face-up. That versatility makes him a matchup problem for opposing defenses.

“[My versatility] helps because, if I have a bigger man on me, I can go out on the wing and, if I have a smaller guy on me, I can go in the post and score from there,” he said.

Through Hoop Group and work with his AAU team, Roberson feels he has developed a more well-rounded game, one that will benefit him in the future.

“The competition here is great,” he said. “There are a lot of different players from other areas and I get to see who’s out there.”

Roberson and his New Jersey Roadrunners are part of a great pool of competition this weekend, as Spring JamFest continues through Sunday at Hoop Group Headquarters.

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