Boys Basketball: Woodland Hills standout picks La Roche

Written by Brad Everett on .

As a freshman, Deontae Robertson started on a Woodland Hills team that did not win a game.

He finished his career by leading the Wolverines to the postseason for the first time in 22 years.

It's safe to say the school he plays for in college is getting a player who knows a lot about perseverance.

That school will be La Roche.

Robertson, a 6-foot-3 guard, committed to La Roche on Thursday night, saying he chose the Redhawks over Slippery Rock and IUP.

"I chose La Roche because they stuck with me throughout the whole process," Robertson said. "They were the first school to recruit me and they stayed loyal when other schools didn't. They believed in my talents and for that I want to take my talents to that program."

Robertson was a four-year starter who averaged a team-high 16 points per game his senior season. Woodland Hills finished 16-10 and advanced to the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals. Robertson scored a game-high 20 points in a first-round win against Mt. Lebanon. It was Woodland Hills' first playoff victory since 1995.

Robertson will be joining an excellent program. La Roche, coached by Hermie Carmichael, went 20-8 last season and advanced to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Tournament championship game.