Robert Archibald

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Robert Archibald
Personal information
Born (1980-03-29) 29 March 1980 (age 37)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Nationality British
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Queen Anne (Dunfermline, Scotland)
Lafayette (Wildwood, Missouri)
College Illinois (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career 2002–2012
Position Power forward / Center
Number 21
Career history
2002–2003 Memphis Grizzlies
2003 Phoenix Suns
2003–2004 Orlando Magic
2004 Toronto Raptors
2004 Valencia
2004–2005 Scavolini Pesaro
2005–2007 Joventut Badalona
2007–2008 Azovmash Mariupol
2008–2011 Unicaja Málaga
2011–2012 CAI Zaragoza
Career highlights and awards

Robert Michael Archibald (born 29 March 1980) is a Scottish former professional basketball player. A 6'11" power forward-center from the University of Illinois, he was selected by the NBA club the Memphis Grizzlies with the third pick of the second round (32nd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft.[1]

Pro career[edit]


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.[2]

On December 26, 2003, Robert was traded again, this time to the Orlando Magic.[3] 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.[4] He played 30 games with the Raptors.

He holds NBA career averages of 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.


Archibald has played four seasons in the Euroleague with Scavolini Pesaro, Joventut Badalona and two seasons with Unicaja Málaga.[5]

In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with CAI Zaragoza.[6]

Archibald retired after the 2012 Summer Olympics in which he represented Great Britain. [7]

Great Britain national team[edit]

He has 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 in Eurobasket 2011 and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


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.[8] Robert is also a founding member of #CbH and the commissioner and founder of the ArchulPotts fantasy golf league. Arch, as his friends and enemies call him, has a doodle-dog named Brownsters and is the world-record holder for longest owned and continuously driven Lincoln Navigator.


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