COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball alumnus Todd Roberts '01 was inducted into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame on Thursday. Roberts is part of a 12-member Class of 2022 induction contingent, the fourth-largest in league annals.
The NE10 Hall of Fame honors those who have made significant contributions to the conference while preserving and promoting the history of a league established in 1980. Since its foundation in 2006, 127 individuals and 23 teams have now been inducted.
Roberts is the second Saint Michael's representative enshrined in the NE10 Hall of Fame, joining Ed Markey '51, who was recognized for his legendary career as an athletic director and administrator at the College. Markey joined the NE10 Hall of Fame in 2007 as part of the second induction class. Roberts becomes the first Purple Knight inducted due to their credentials as a student-athlete. He was a first-ballot Saint Michael's Athletic Hall of Fame honoree in 2006.
Roberts remains one of the greats in the history of Saint Michael's men's basketball, having capped his career in 2000-01 by being named NE10 Player of the Year and All-America by two organizations, landing on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) second team and Daktronics third team. The Fair Haven, Vt., native brought a versatile skill set to the forward position, as the 6-foot-8 Roberts is still second in program annals in career three-pointers (301), third in points (1,816), eighth in blocks (85), ninth in steals (158) and 10th in rebounds (815). He is also tied for eighth in three-point shooting (40.2%) and first in games (123), while standing 14th in NE10 history with those 301 career three-pointers.
A captain his senior year, Roberts helped the Purple Knights go 27-4 that season while being ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation before advancing as far as the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Saint Michael's won its second NE10 regular-season crown en route to claiming its second NE10 Championship title, keyed by Roberts knocking down a late go-ahead three to clinch a semifinal comeback against Bentley University. He averaged career highs of 17.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while burying 92 triples that year.
For his career, Roberts earned a trio of Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star and NE10 All-Conference nods, and was named Daktronics All-Northeast Region and NABC All-Northeast District as both a junior and senior. The Purple Knights went 88-35 overall and 54-24 in NE10 play during his four years while making a pair of NCAA Tournament trips, winning two league postseason crowns and one ECAC championship.