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Julian Roper - G (2021)

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Rankings Rankings

24/7: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 89 (SG) Red_arrowdown_medium
Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#37 SG / #142 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
Prep Hoops: #4 player in 2021 in Michigan Red_arrowdown_medium

Last updated: May 4, 2020
Previous Rankings: 4-star (0.9462, #31 SG/#142 overall/#4 MI > 0.9691, #21/#97/#1) by 247Sports Composite; 3-star/89 (#29 SG/#129 overall > #17/#78) by 24/7; 3-star (#35 SG/#140 overall > NR) by Rivals; NR by ESPN
; #2 player in MI

Honors Honors

2020 Second Team All-State - Div. 1 (The Detroit News)
2020 Second Team All-Metro (MLive)
2018 Honorable Mention All-State (Detroit Free Press)

Statistics Statistics

2019-20: 18.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.6 spg | Junior (St. Mary’s)
2018-19: 20 ppg | Sophomore (Country Day)
2017-18: 17 ppg, 8 rpg | Freshman (Country Day)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to Northwestern

In a rare maneuver, Julian Roper and his younger brother Josh transferred midseason, from Detroit Country Day to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep, where they live in the school dorms. Due to a rule at St. Mary’s, the Ropers were forced to sit out the second semester, however. So Julian Roper officially teamed up with 2020 Badger commit Lorne Bowman in the backcourt at St. Mary’s for only one season. Ironically, while Bowman switched to Roper’s old AAU program, The Family, Roper switched to play for the Indy Heat Gym Rats 16U squad.

Though he enjoys orchestrating the offense as a point guard, Roper’s effortless jumper makes him perfectly suited to the shooting guard slot. This passionate youngster also has a knack for defending. Roper started as a freshman at Country Day and continued his stellar play into his sophomore season, resulting in his first offer from Iowa on October 20, 2018. The Badgers and the Hawkeyes appeared to be the early leaders in the chase for Roper’s pledge. Ohio State, Xavier, and Cincinnati followed with offers in the ensuing months along with unofficial visits to both Michigan and Michigan State. He started to generate looks from Butler, Auburn, Louisville and Purdue too. Then offers from Missouri, Northwestern, Alabama, Illinois and more.

Roper was believed to have taken an official visit to Indiana at one point and scheduled his Wisconsin official for Nov. 9 for the Iowa game. But it was a visit to Evanston in October that ultimately helped the Wildcats edge the Badgers for his commitment. With neither Michigan Michigan State picking up interested and summer AAU all but canceled due to coronavirus concerns, Roper announced his decision to attend Northwestern on May the 4th, over Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio State, DePaul, Iowa and Illinois.

Press Clippings Recent Press

5/4: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s guard Julian Roper commits to Northwestern (The Detroit News)
1/19: ‘Big-time player’ Roper finds new life at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (The Detroit News)
1/14: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s steamrolls Detroit Catholic Central (The Detroit News)

12/10: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s rolls past Detroit Denby (The Detroit News)
9/30: Roper sets Wisconsin official visit (Badger247)
8/24: Julian Roper coming off big summer, says 3 programs recruiting him the hardest (Endless Motor Scouting)
8/8: Ohio State offers 2021 recruit Julian Roper (The Columbus Dispatch)
5/6: Bill Hensley Run ‘N Slam Top Performers (247 Sports)
1/30: Julian Roper leaves Country Day, enrolled at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (Oakland Press)

12/16: 2021 guard Julian Roper talks early recruitment coming off first high major offer (Endless Motor Scouting)

12/20: An introduction to Julian Roper: 2021 guard playing superb during early season, getting high major interest (Endless Motor Scouting)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Interview: Why Julian Roper Believes Casey Simmons & Brooks Barnhizer Will Make Northwestern Big 10 Contenders (1/8/21)
Highlights: Julian Roper — St. Mary’s — 2019 Spiece Run N’ Slam Highlights (5/5/19)
Highlights: Ju Roper Is NEXT UP in Michigan!! Sophomore with B1G Offer explodes for 36 Points (12/19/18)
Interview: Interview with 2021 Julian Roper (The Family/Country Day) (5/10/18)
Highlights: Julian Roper (2021/The Family) Storm Classic Highlights (4/16/18)

More Info Additional Info

2019-20 Schedule | Detroit Free Press

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