Loe in February 2013
|No. 14 – KAOD|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|League||Greek Basket League|
5 August 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Westlake Boys
(Auckland, New Zealand)
|College||Saint Louis (2010–2014)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
Robert "Rob" Loe (born 5 August 1991) is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for KAOD of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for Saint Louis University and represents the New Zealand national team in international competition. He holds a British passport which allows him to play as an unrestricted player in Europe.
Born in Leicester, England, Loe grew up in Auckland, New Zealand where he attended Westlake Boys High School. At Westlake, he helped the team win two national championships and was a Westlake Sportsman of the Year recipient after averaging 19.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting 63 percent from the field. He also earned the ASB college sport Sportsman Of the Year award in 2009 and the ASB college sport Basketballer of the Year award in 2008 and 2009, while being named Westlake's Most Outstanding Basketball player three years in a row.
In April 2010, he was a member of the World Select Team that competed at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit.
In his freshman season at Saint Louis, Loe averaged 6.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while playing in all but one game for the Billikens (18 starts). After he earned preseason A-10 All-Rookie honors, he went on to finish third on the team with 20 blocks, the seventh-most by a freshman at SLU.
In his sophomore season, he was one of three Billikens to start every game. He also finished third on the squad with 34 three-pointers made and ranked third on the team in blocks with 17. He averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while helping the Billikens reach the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
In his senior season, he started all 34 games for the Billikens and led the team in blocked shots with 41, the 10th-most in a single season at SLU; his 88 career blocked shots are eighth all-time at SLU. He averaged 10.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Loe competed for the New Zealand junior national team as a 17-year old at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship held in New Zealand. Although the junior Tall Blacks struggled to a disappointing 13th place finish, Loe led the team with 18.8 points and seven rebounds per game.
On the heels of his strong performance at the Under-19 championship, Loe was selected to the senior Tall Blacks for the first time at the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship. At only 18 years of age, Loe was the youngest player in the tournament, and saw action off the bench in both games against Australia.
In June 2012, he was named to the Tall Blacks roster for the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. In August 2014, he was named to the Tall Blacks roster for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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