Height: 6'8"
Weight: 226
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dixon, Ill.
High School: Dixon
Major: Business Administration
Experience: High School


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

2016-17 (Freshman)
Isaiah Roby played in 30 games, including four starts, as a true freshman, recovering from a pelvic injury which sidelined him from the summer until mid-October. He averaged 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, while ranking third on the team with 25 blocked shots despite playing just 15.2 minutes per game.

• Ranked fifth on NU's career freshman chart in blocked shots with 25.
• Topped the Huskers in blocked shots (15) in Big Ten play and ranked fifth on the team in both steals and assists in conference action.
• Reached double figures for the first time in his Husker career against Michigan on March 5, totaling 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, two rebounds and two assists.
• Finished with six points and two assists in 19 minutes against Penn State before suffering a sprained ankle which forced him to miss the Ohio State game
• Played well against No. 7 Wisconsin, grabbing eight rebounds, blocking three shots and recording two steals in 15 minutes off the bench before fouling out
• Played a career high 29 minutes vs. Ohio State, finishing with career bests in rebounds (eight) and blocked shots (four)
• Made his first career start at Michigan, totaling seven points, three rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes
• Shined at No. 16 Indiana with eight points, six rebounds and three assists, including one dunk which made SportCenter's Top-10 Plays
• Had six points and four rebounds in 12 minutes vs. Gardner-Webb
• Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds but scored four points on 1-of-9 shooting vs. No. 10 Creighton
• Enjoyed a strong performance against South Dakota with eight points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes
• Chipped in three points, a rebound and a steal in eight minutes vs. No. 14 UCLA
• Finished with seven points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in 24 minutes against Mary

Before Nebraska
Roby starred for Coach Jason Mead, helping the school turn around the Dixon High program over the last four seasons. A two-time all-state performer, he totaled 1,328 points to rank second in school history and ended as the school's all-time leader in rebounds (939) and blocked shots (327). Roby also finished fourth in school history with 366 assists.

He was a four-star recruit by Scout, 247 and Rivals, which ranked him No. 114 in the class of 2016. He was among the top seniors in the state of Illinois in the class of 2016.

As a senior, Roby was an all-round force for Dixon, which went 25-4. He averaged 19.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.9 blocks per game. He was a second-team all-state (all classes) by the Chicago Sun-Times and a first-team Class 3A all-state by the Chicago Tribune. He finished eighth in the voting for Mr. Basketball in Illinois in 2016. His best performances was a 24-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist performance against Christ the King and a 13-point, 23-rebound, 15 blocked shot effort against Burlington Central. In all, he had four triple doubles in his last two seasons.

As a junior, Roby was a second-team all-state Class 3A selection by the Associated Press and a second-team all-state in Classes 3A/4A by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He led Dixon to a 28-2 record and a regional finals appearance in 2014-15. Roby averaged 12.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game during his junior year, highlighted by a triple-double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in one game. As a sophomore, Roby showed his all-around game, averaging 10.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game in helping the school improve from three to 23 wins and earn the school's first district title since 1986. He played AAU ball for the Quad City Elite and coach Logan Wynn, and also saw time with the Spiece Indy Heat in the EYBL.

In addition to his basketball exploits, Roby lettered twice in track and placed fourth in the high jump in the Illinois Class 2A meet in 2016.

Isaiah committed to Nebraska in October of 2014, and also looked at Iowa, Georgia and Creighton among numerous schools.

Isaiah is the son of Danielle and Roderick Roby and was born on Feb. 3, 1998 in Dixon, Ill. He has four brothers, Donovan, Ellis, Drew and Kordae. Isaiah has not declared a major, but he did earn a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017. He was a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2016-17   30-4  457  15.2  37  94  .394  20  .200  16  21  .762  36  52  88  2.9  58  22  36  25  16  94  3.1 
TOTAL  30-4  457  15.2  37  94  .394  20  .200  16  21  .762  36  52  88  2.9  58  22  36  25  16  94  3.1 
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