Roby, then a Husker, joined Viglianco for a exercise. Viglianco, who performed abroad for 9 years, was giving Roby a pointer on his capturing stroke. Roby challenged the trainer, as if to say, “Effectively, should you’re so good, why do not you do it?”
“I made like 13 in a row. He checked out me and stated, ‘Thomas, you son of a gun,” Viglianco stated.
“He is only a real man … we’d like extra guys like Isaiah within the NBA, and in life.”
Setting a brand new development: When Roby was drafted in 2019, he was the primary Husker participant to listen to his identify referred to as on draft evening in 20 years. Dalano Banton, who performed the 2020 season at Nebraska, turned this system’s second in three years Thursday evening.
“That is nice,” Roby stated of Banton. “I get a variety of crap from teammates and guys within the league. They are saying, ‘The place’d you go to varsity?’ and I say, ‘Nebraska.’ Most guys do not know me, I am from a small city in Illinois and went to Nebraska, which isn’t historically an enormous basketball college.
“I’m hoping that bringing in additional expertise, we’ll get to see an increasing number of guys get drafted.”
Missed alternative? Title, picture, likeness is popping its wheels within the school sports activities world, permitting student-athletes to revenue from their names. Already, Husker gamers have launched podcasts, inked model offers and hosted camps.