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January 30, 1956 |
Coral Gables, Florida
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Brother Martin
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||3,723 (7.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,301 (4.7 rpg)|
|Assists||611 (1.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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 performance (20 points, 8 of 11 from the floor, 11 rebounds) was equally critical to the Wildcats' 94-88 victory.
Robey then played eight seasons (1978–86) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics before being traded to the Phoenix Suns before the 1983-84 season in exchange for Dennis Johnson. 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.