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#13 Robert Sampson

Robert Sampson - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Graduated 2015
Experience 2 VL
Height 6-8
Weight 224
Hometown Atlanta, Ga.
Last School Bullis (Md.) School / East Carolina
Robert Sampson - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Career Notes

Enjoyed a solid senior campaign at Georgia Tech, starting the Yellow Jackets’ final 13 games, after three good years at East Carolina … Transferred from ECU after playing in 96 games and making 52 starts for the Pirates … Finished his three years at ECU ranked fifth on the school’s all-time blocked shots list (97) … Wore No. 13 at Tech after wearing No. 12 at ECU … Made C-USA All-Academic team twice.

2014-15 (Senior at Georgia Tech)Game-by-Game Statistics

Steady contributor each game in the post with 5.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game (5.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg in ACC games) … Was Tech’s top frontcourt reserve for most of the season until getting into the starting lineup for the Jackets’ last 13 games … Ranked 14th in the ACC in rebound average despite barely playing 21 minutes a game … Grabbed 13 Feb. 28 at Clemson, his best in a Tech uniform and his second double-digit game in the last five … Had seven points and 10 rebounds with three blocks in Tech’s Feb. 16 win against Clemson … Best overall game of his Tech career came at Pittsburgh with team-high 16 points off the bench (6-of-8 FG, 2-of-3 on threes, 2-of-2 FT, eight rebounds, two blocks) … Did not scored more than seven points in any game after that until getting 12 against Boston College (4-6 FG, 3-4 FT) in the ACC Tournament … Continued to rebound well … Started 14 games altogether … Made his first start of the season against Charlotte (7 points, 6 rebounds, 3-4 FT) in place of injured Demarco Cox … Scored nine points with seven rebounds in ACC debut at Notre Dame … Played his most productive overall game of the non-conference slate against Appalachian State, scoring 10 points (4-6 FG) with eight rebounds and three assists with one turnover, one block and one steal in 19 minutes … Followed that by scoring all six of his points in the final 11 minutes of Tech’s win over Vandy … Grabbed six or more rebounds in 21 games … Had 25 blocks and 18 steals for the season (No. 2 and 4 on the team, respectively) … Scored 11 points at Northwestern, his first double-digit game as a Yellow Jacket, hitting 4-5 FG, and grabbed seven rebounds.

2012-13 (Junior at East Carolina) – Game-by-Game Statistics

Started all 33 games that he played … Missed games against Memphis and Rice due to injury … Named to the CIT all-tournament team … Scored double figures in 16 games … Was the team’s leading rebounder 19 times and grabbed double figure rebounds 12 times … Ranked third in the league (36th nationally) in rebounding (9.2) and fifth in blocked shots (1.8) … Posted eight double-doubles … Posted his third career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Methodist to go along with a career-best four blocked shots … Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and scored 17 points against Appalachian State, going 7-of-13 from the field (no 3-pointers) and 3-of-3 at the free throw line … Posted his second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds at Georgia State, going 5-of-11 from the floor with two 3-pointers … Pulled down 15 rebounds against Gardner-Webb … Posted a double-double against UCF at home with 11 points an 10 rebounds … Grabbed 17 rebounds and scored 10 points at Marshall … Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds versus Southern Miss … Had 14 rebounds in the CIT First Round against Savannah State … Recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola followed by eighth the following game against Evansville (11 points, 13 rebounds) … Had 12 points and eight rebounds in the CIT championship game against Weber State.

2011-12 (Sophomore at East Carolina) – Game-by-Game Statistics

Played in 29 games and made 18 starts, including the final eight … Averaged 5.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game … Ranked third on the team in rebounding and field goal percentage (.449) … Shot nearly 45 percent (.444) from behind the arc, sinking 24-of-54 attempts … Scored a career-high 19 points at Marshall, going 7-of-8 from the field with three 3-pointers … Also grabbed 10 rebounds in the game for his second double-double of the year … … Recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds at Campbell … Grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds at Houston … Scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds during the quarterfinals of the C-USA tournament.

2010-11 (Freshman at East Carolina) – Game-by-Game Statistics

Played in all 34 games, averaging 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game … Averaged 13.3 minutes per game, playing over 20 minutes four times … Made his lone start of the season at Marshall … Scored double figures in two games with a career-high 12 points in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals against UCF … Scored 10 points versus N.C. State … Snatched six or more rebounds in a game seven times … Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Fayetteville State and versus SMU.

High School

Spent his senior season at The Bullis School in Potomac, Md. … Averaged 10.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game … Shot 52 percent from the field and 38 per-cent from behind the arc … Earned All-Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) Tournament honors, helping Bullis capture the tournament championship … Coached by Bruce Kelley … Played his freshman and sophomore season at Northview High School in suburban Atlanta … Split his junior season between Northview and Henderson International School in Las Vegas, where he played seven games.


Full name is Robert Alan Sampson … Born June 23, 1992 in Sacramento, Calif. … Son of Aleize and Ralph Sampson, Jr. … Siblings are Rachel (24), Ralph III (22) and Anna (13) … Father was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2012 … Brother Ralph was a four-year letterman on the basketball team at the University of Minnesota … AAU team was the Atlanta Celtics … Enjoys swimming and bowling … Studying Business Administration at Tech.

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