Robert Archibald is confirmed dead at the age of 39.
Robert was best known as a Scottish basketball player (Memphis Grizzlies).
RT @EuroCup: We pay tribute to Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant. 🙏
RT @EuroCup: We pay tribute to Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant. 🙏
RT @imhopewebb: Here’s a snippet of my piece on the inspiring Robert Archibald from tonight’s show.
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @ballineurope: On this week's Euroleague Sweet 16 we did our best to talk about the passing of Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant.…
RT @LadyRocks_bball: Lady Rocks and U18 Scotland squads held a 1-minute applause this evening prior to their mid-season friendly match i…
RT @LadyRocks_bball: Lady Rocks and U18 Scotland squads held a 1-minute applause this evening prior to their mid-season friendly match i…
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
On this week's Euroleague Sweet 16 we did our best to talk about the passing of Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant.…
RT @LadyRocks_bball: Lady Rocks and U18 Scotland squads held a 1-minute applause this evening prior to their mid-season friendly match i…
RT @ballineurope: It's not a normal episode of Euroleague Sweet 16 this week as it's not a normal week. We remembered Robert Archiba…
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @imhopewebb: Here’s a snippet of my piece on the inspiring Robert Archibald from tonight’s show.
Lady Rocks and U18 Scotland squads held a 1-minute applause this evening prior to their mid-season friendly match i…
RT @TrinityResists: Special Counselors: Nixon—Archibald Cox Result—3 articles of impeachment, resignation Clinton—Kenneth Starr Resul…
RT @EuroCup: We pay tribute to Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant. 🙏
RT @EuroCup: We pay tribute to Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant. 🙏
RT @imhopewebb: Here’s a snippet of my piece on the inspiring Robert Archibald from tonight’s show.
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @SkySportsNBA: Very sad news! Robert Archibald did his country 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 proud as the only Scot who has made it all the way to play…
RT @SkySportsNBA: Very sad news! 1223013545169817601,2020-01-30 22:42:06 +0000,MattMby,RT @EuroCup: A moment of silence will be held for Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant’s memory prior to the Turkish Airlines EuroLe…
RT @MaccabitlvBC: ⚫ Rest in peace Robert Archibald
RT @KurtPegler: This picture of Kobe Bryant and Robert Archibald from 2012 is chilling tonight. Both gone way too soon.
RT @CoachSnow11: The 1998-1999 Fighting Illini basketball team was my first ever favorite team. The first ever Illini game I went to…
RT @sportsiren: Bill Self got emotional today when he shared with me his former Center at ⁦@IlliniMBB⁩ Robert Archibald passed away…
RT @Raptors: We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Raptor and banger brother, Robert Archibald. Rest easy, Robert.
RT @BBCSport: "RIP big fella." Some sad news to bring you. Robert Archibald, the only Scot to ever play in the United States'…
RT @IlliniPulseRy: RIP to former #illini Robert Archibald. Was 39 years old, so many awesome memories and moments watching him on the…
RT @WritingIlliniFS: Lucas Johnson’s Facebook page. It seems that Robert Archibald has passed. What a sad day. 😢 #Illini
RT @basketballscot: basketballscotland are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Scottish basketball legend Robert Arch…
RT @imhopewebb: You can now watch my full piece on the amazing life of Robert Archibald - the only Scot to make it to the @NBA. Tha…
RT @JohnHobbsTB: .@bballengland will pay tribute to both Robert Archibald and Kobe Bryant before the junior and senior National Cup finals this weekend.
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @BBCScotNine: Following the death of Kobe Bryant, the Scottish basketball community has suffered another loss closer to home. Rob…
RT @imhopewebb: You can now watch my full piece on the amazing life of Robert Archibald - the only Scot to make it to the @NBA. Tha…
You can now watch my full piece on the amazing life of Robert Archibald - the only Scot to make it to the @NBA. Tha…
Robert Archibald
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Personal information
Born(1980-03-29)29 March 1980
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died23 January 2020(2020-01-23) (aged 39)
Illinois, United States[1]
NationalityScottish
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeIllinois (1998–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2002–2012
PositionPower forward / Center
Number21, 34
Career history
2002–2003Memphis Grizzlies
2003Phoenix Suns
2003–2004Orlando Magic
2004Toronto Raptors
2004Valencia
2004–2005Scavolini Pesaro
2005–2007Joventut Badalona
2007–2008Azovmash Mariupol
2008–2011Unicaja Málaga
2011–2012CAI Zaragoza
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Robert Michael Archibald (29 March 1980 – 23 January 2020) was a Scottish professional basketball player. A 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) power forward / center from the University of Illinois, he was selected by the NBA club the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2002 NBA draft with the third pick of the second round (32nd overall).
Contents
1 Career
1.1 NBA
1.2 Europe
1.3 International
2 Death
3 References
4 External links
Career
Archibald graduated from Lafayette High School in 1998, along with MLB player Ryan Howard. Archibald's father Bobbie was a player for Murray BC in Scotland and was capped several times for Scotland and Great Britain's national teams.
NBA
After drafting him in the second round, Memphis Grizzlies signed Archibald to a 2-year contract. After one season with the team, in which he played only 12 games, Archibald was traded alongside Brevin Knight and Cezary Trybański to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Bo Outlaw and Jake Tsakalidis.
On December 26, 2003, Archibald was traded again, this time to the Orlando Magic. A week later he was traded, for the third time that season, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Mengke Bateer and Remon van de Hare. He played 30 games with the Raptors.
He holds NBA career averages of 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.
Europe
Archibald played four seasons in the Euroleague with Scavolini Pesaro, Joventut Badalona and two seasons with Unicaja Málaga.
In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with CAI Zaragoza.
Archibald retired after the 2012 Summer Olympics in which he represented Great Britain.
International
Archibald represented the Scottish national basketball team at junior level. He joined the Great Britain national team as it formed in 2007. He represented Great Britain 46 times including EuroBasket 2009, EuroBasket 2011, and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Death
Archibald died aged 39 in Barrington, Illinois.
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