Rick Robey

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Rick Robey
No. 53, 8
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born(1956-01-30) January 30, 1956 (age 56)
Coral Gables, Florida
NationalityAmerican
High schoolBrother Martin
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
CollegeKentucky (1974–1978)
NBA Draft1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career1978–1986
Career history
1978–1979Indiana Pacers
1979–1983Boston Celtics
19831986Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points3,723 (7.6 ppg)
Rebounds2,301 (4.7 rpg)
Assists611 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Rick Robey
No. 53, 8
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born(1956-01-30) January 30, 1956 (age 56)
Coral Gables, Florida
NationalityAmerican
High schoolBrother Martin
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
CollegeKentucky (1974–1978)
NBA Draft1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career1978–1986
Career history
1978–1979Indiana Pacers
1979–1983Boston Celtics
19831986Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points3,723 (7.6 ppg)
Rebounds2,301 (4.7 rpg)
Assists611 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Frederick Robert Robey (born January 30, 1956 in Coral Gables, Florida) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'11", he played the center and forward positions.

A jersey honoring Robey hangs in Rupp Arena

After playing high school basketball at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, Robey starred at the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky Robey was a member of the team that won the 1978 NCAA Championship and the team that was the 1975 NCAA Runner Up. Though Kentucky's 1978 championship win is most often remembered for Jack Givens' 41-point outburst, Robey's stellar performance (20 points, 8 of 11 from the floor, 11 rebounds) was equally critical to the Wildcats' 94-88 victory.

Robey was the third overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft, selected by the Indiana Pacers.

Robey then played eight seasons (1978–86) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, and Phoenix Suns. He scored 3,723 points in his career and was a member of the 1981 Celtics championship team.

At Kentucky, Robey was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, along with fellow UK star Mike Phillips.

Robey's son Sam plays on the offensive line for the University of Florida football team.[1]

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