Hello, My Name Is...Robert Sampson

Sept. 2, 2014

THE FLATS – Robert Sampson is getting ready to play his final collegiate basketball season at Georgia Tech after sitting out last season as a transfer.

Sampson came to Tech from East Carolina after playing in 96 games and making 52 starts in three seasons with the Pirates. He averaged 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 21.1 minutes per game. The Atlanta native is a left-handed player who shot 46.6 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent behind the arc and tallied 11 double-doubles. He finished his three years at ECU ranked fifth on the school’s all-time blocked shots list (97), and led the Pirates in scoring twice and rebounding 27 times. He made C-USA All-Academic team twice.

Sampson is wearing No. 13 at Tech after wearing No. 12 at ECU.

Shoe Size: 15.5

Roommate: Quinton Stephens, Chris Bolden, Abdoulaye Gueye

Interests/Hobbies: Swimming

Three Words That Describe Me: Responsible, hard-working and dependable

Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes and roast beef

Favorite Late Night Snack: Popcorn

Meal I Prepare Most Often: BBQ chicken and broccoli

Favorite Spot on Campus: Basketball gym

Favorite Childhood Activity: Laser tag, Chuck E Cheese’s

Favorite TV Channel: USA, ESPN

Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: Neil Armstrong land on the moon

Celebrity Crush: Paula Patton

Biggest Fear: Heights

Job I’d Like Outside of Basketball: Working for Google

Favorite Sports Movie: Coach Carter

Favorite Non-Sports Movie: X-men series and the Batman series

Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: Baseball, swimming

Favorite Pro Athlete: Kevin Durant

Favorite Non-NBA Pro Team: Atlanta Falcons

Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Football, Volleyball

Most Memorable Sports Moment: 1986 NBA Western Conference Finals, Rockets vs. Lakers, where Ralph Sampson hit the winning shot at the buzzer to defeat the Lakers

Pregame Ritual: Shower, rest, listen to music

My Focus This Summer: Improving in all aspects of my life

What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: It challenges me to be the best I can be

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