The 31-year-old American shipowner was killed in Houston. Police investigate the facts.
American basketball player Xavier Roberson, a former Barranquilla Titans player, was killed Monday night in the middle of a shooting in Houston.
Roberson was one of the imported players in 2018, in the debut season of the Barranquilla team in the Professional Basketball League (LBP) in which he was the figure and architect of the first title of the three currently held by the franchise, as well as MVP of that tournament.
At that time, the player stole the applause and flashes of those attending the Elías Chegwin Coliseum, where he demonstrated his qualities, with shots of three, always great under the basket, brave in defense and with a clarity of what was happening and had what to do in the wood.
Born in 1990, Xavier was vital in the participation of Titanes de Barranquilla in their first international tournament: the Liga de las Américas, whose first round of knockout of that group was played in Sao Paulo (Brazil), where historically the victory was achieved against Atenas de Córdoba, from Argentina, something that no Colombian team had achieved.
His contribution was decisive to build what Titanes is today, which is why the Club
decided to immortalize his legacy with the retirement of shirt number 23.
“We are very sad and still do not understand what happened to Xabier. What we do know is that we will honor him and recognize his great work at the Club and all that he gave for the colors of Titans. We will soon retire the shirt with the number 23, the one he used in the season in which he led the team to its first title, which means that no other player will be able to use it, “said Alberto Caparroso, president of the Barranquilla franchise.
Xavier Roberson, who had a professional stint in Germany, was signed by Athens from
Córdoba and Santos de San Luis, among other clubs, he was killed in a shooting in Houston, according to police. His last contract was obtained in 2020 with Cocodrilos de Caracas, but he did not debut due to the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As Obe Noir, he was known for his talent for music, exactly the Hip Hop genre in which he recorded the album (Longway) available on digital platforms. Peace in his grave.
With information from the press office *