Rob Preston

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Rob Preston
Personal information
Born (1982-12-01) December 1, 1982 (age 32)
Hillsboro, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Lynchburg-Clay (Lynchburg, Ohio)
College Akron (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–2010
Position Power forward / Center
Number 4
Career history
2006–2008 Levski Sofia (Bulgaria)
2008–2010 Spartak Pleven (Bulgaria)
2010 Rilski Sportist (Bulgaria)
Career highlights and awards

Robert Paul Preston (born December 1, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player.

College basketball[edit]

Preston played college basketball at University of Akron. During the 2003–2004 season he averaged 2.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per contest. In 2004-2005 he played 16.5 minutes per game, averaging 4.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists, shooting .405 from three point territory. In the 2005–2006 campaign, he played 24.5 minutes a game, averaging 8.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 blocks.

Professional career[edit]

In August 2006, Preston signed a contract with Bulgarian club BC Levski Sofia. In 2006–2007 he averaged 10.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 27 minutes per game in the Bulgarian first league - Men's A-1.

After two years with BC Levski Sofia he joined Spartak Pleven. In 37 appearances, 36 as a starter he was averaging 13.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 28.8 minutes per game. He shot 60%FG and 39.7% 3PT. He was named All-Star Game MVP.

Preston started the 2009-2010 season with Spartak Pleven, but at mid-season transferred to another Bulgarian club - Rilski Sportist. In 47 games this season, including 33 starts, he averaged 12.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He shot 58% for 2 points and 36% for 3. His best game of the season was in the EUROHOLD Balkan League, against CSA Steaua Turabo in Bucharest, when he scored 33 points, shooting 9/10 for 2 points and 4/8 for three, along with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

Bulgarian League statistics[edit]

Season Games GS Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Turnovers
2006/2007 31 23 10.6 6.1 1.1 0.5 0.6 1.6
2007/2008 42 13 9.9 5.2 1.3 0.5 1.0 0.9
2008/2009 37 36 13.9 6.5 0.9 0.5 0.9 1.4
2009/2010 47 33 12.1 5.2 1.1 0.5 0.8 1.4
Total 157 105 1829 899 178 77 124 207
Average 11.6 5.7 1.1 0.5 0.8 1.3

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