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Miss. St.‘s Roberts Off to Lithuania

Former Mississippi State star Lawrence Roberts signed a two-year deal with Lithuania’s Lietuvos Rytas, the club announced Tuesday.

Roberts, 28, was a second-round pick of the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2005 NBA draft. He played with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2005-07, then went overseas to play in Greece, Serbia and Turkey.

Most recently, he was with Turkey’s Efes Pilsen Istanbul, where he averaged 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds last season.

Roberts had a dynamic college career. He was the 2004 SEC Player of the Year and finished third behind Emeka Okafor and Jameer Nelson for national player of the year honors. Lawrence Roberts profile

 
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