High School: Clark (San Antonio, TX)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Duke.
Notes: her father played basketball at New Mexico State, where her mother played volleyball; she is the youngest of seven siblings—all athletes—including André Roberson, an NBAer who played collegiately at Colorado, and Aaliyah Roberson, a sophomore (2023-24) on the TCU WBB team
Recruiting Summary for Arianna Roberson
July 2021 offers: Lamar (first offer), Abilene Christian, Northeastern, UTSA
offers in 2022:
- April: Oklahoma, Texas Tech
- May: Georgia Tech, Kansas State, TCU, Weber State
- June: Arizona, Georgetown, Harvard, Iowa State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Rice, Southern Cal, SMU
- July: Utah
- August: Indiana
- October: Tennessee, Washington
- November: Alabama
offers in 2023:
September 2023 official visits: Utah, Oregon
November 8, 2023: committed to Duke
Aaliyah, Arianna Roberson creating own paths at Clark (San Antonio Express-News, 2/13/2022)
“If anybody gets beat on our team, they know to let it go because there’s always Arianna in the paint to swat it away,” Aaliyah said.
Arianna confidently relishes that role, saying, “I look at it like, ‘That’s my area. That’s my home. If you come into it, I’m swatting you out of here. If you get your shot off me, then good job.’”
Arianna’s confidence is no surprise to Aaliyah. It’s enabled her sister to quickly adjust to varsity.
“The pressure, I feel like she’s taken it and embraced it,” Aaliyah said. “Most people would crack under all that type of pressure. She has to guard the best post player, the biggest person on the court who is probably the biggest factor on the other team. She’s done a great job.”