Thursday, January 26, 2012

One-time Saluki now a shooting Star at UIS

Jermaine Love-Roberts is hard to catch on the basketball court with his fleet feet, but the 6-foot-2 University of Illinois Springfield senior guard moves at a snail’s pace when it comes to other tasks.

“He can get out and run,” UIS men’s basketball coach Ben Wierzba said. “He can run like a gazelle. He’s just smooth with everything he does. We run the timed mile and he’s running sub-5-minute miles. We run sprints and he’s at the front of every sprint.”

Love-Roberts may tend to streak to the front of the pack in drills, but he’s often the last to leave the locker room following games and practices. He allows plenty of time for getting dressed and pays great attention to his physical appearance, as his perfectly manicured hands attest.

Those same hands are shooting 45.6 percent from the field (89-for-195) and 87 percent from the free line (67 of 77). They’ve also snagged 21 steals.

Love-Roberts was featured in an January 26, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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