Robert Loe

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Robert Loe
Rob Loe SLU bench.JPG
Loe in February 2013
No. 15 – New Zealand Breakers
Position Center / Power forward
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1991-08-05) 5 August 1991 (age 25)
Leicester, England
Nationality New Zealand
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Westlake Boys
(Auckland, New Zealand)
College Saint Louis (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 KAOD
2015–2016 Limburg United
2016–present New Zealand Breakers

Robert Loe (born 5 August 1991) is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Saint Louis University and represents the New Zealand national team. He holds a British passport which allows him to play as an unrestricted player in Europe.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2] In April 2010, he was a member of the World Select Team that competed at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.[3]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Saint Louis in 2010–11, Loe averaged 6.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while playing in all but one game for the Billikens. He drew 18 starting assignments and was third on the squad with 20 blocks, the seventh-most by a freshman at SLU.[2][4]

As a sophomore in 2011–12, Loe was one of three Billikens to start every game. He finished third on the squad with 34 made three-pointers, and blocked 17 shots during the season to rank third on the team. He averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while helping the Billikens reach the 2012 NCAA Tournament.[2][4]

As a junior in 2012–13, Loe was one of three Billikens to start all 35 games. He averaged 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds, and tied for third on the squad with 29 made three-pointers.[2][4]

As a senior in 2013–14, Loe started all 34 games for the Billikens. He finished third on the team in scoring with 10.3 points, led the team in blocked shots with 41 (the 10th-most in a single season at SLU), and his 88 career blocked shots finished eighth all-time at SLU.[2][4] On 1 February 2014, he scored a career-high 23 points in an 87–81 overtime win over George Mason.[5]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Saint Louis 30 18 17.5 .389 .337 .606 3.5 .8 .5 .7 6.7
2011–12 Saint Louis 34 34 16.3 .417 .351 .630 2.9 .6 .4 .5 5.2
2012–13 Saint Louis 35 35 22.9 .419 .315 .690 3.4 1.2 .4 .3 7.0
2013–14 Saint Louis 34 34 27.7 .453 .306 .753 5.7 2.0 .9 1.2 10.3
Career 133 121 21.2 .423 .326 .696 3.9 1.2 .6 .7 7.3

Professional career[edit]

Greece (2014–2015)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Loe joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[6] On 9 September 2014, he signed with Greek team KAOD for the 2014–15 season.[7] On 7 February 2015, he scored a season-high 22 points in KAOD's win over Rethymno Aegean.[8] In 26 games for KAOD, he averaged 7.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.

Belgium (2015–2016)[edit]

On 26 July 2015, Loe signed with Belgian club Limburg United for the 2015–16 season.[9] On 17 December 2015, he was ruled out for eight to ten weeks with a knee injury.[10] He returned to action on 4 March 2016 and played out the rest of the season. In 27 games for Limburg, he averaged 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

New Zealand Breakers (2016–present)[edit]

On 17 June 2016, Loe signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the 2016–17 NBL season.[11][12] On 2 December 2016, he scored a season-high 21 points in a 95–91 loss to the Illawarra Hawks.[13] In 26 games for the Breakers in 2016–17, he averaged 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

On 28 March 2017, Loe re-signed with the Breakers for the 2017–18 season.[14][15]

National team career[edit]

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.[16]

On the heels of his strong performance at the Under-19 championship, Loe was selected to the senior national team 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.[17]

After helping lead the Tall Blacks to the 2015 Stanković Cup title, Loe played in the two-game FIBA Oceania Championship series against Australia in mid-August. New Zealand were defeated 2–0 as Loe recorded a total of 10 points over the two games.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinton, Marc (8 September 2014). "Tall Black gets first pro contract". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rob Loe Biography". slubillikens.com. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tall Black Rob Loe selected for Nike Hoop Summit". Stuff.co.nz. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Rob Loe Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "No 19 Saint Louis gets past George Mason in OT". ESPN.com. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Warriors Announce 2014 Summer League Roster & T.V. Schedule". NBA.com. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rob Loe signs with KAO Dramas". Sportando.com. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Anderson, Niall (8 February 2015). "22 Points For Loe In Impressive Win". NZhoops.co.nz. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Robert Loe signs with Limburg United". Sportando.com. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "ROB LOE NIET INZETBAAR IN KOMENDE DUELS VAN HUBO LIMBURG UNITED". LimburgUnited.be (in Dutch). 17 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "BIG SIGNING AS LOE RETURNS HOME". NZBreakers.co.nz. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Hinton, Marc (17 June 2016). "NZ Breakers confirm Rob Loe homecoming as roster reaches eight for 2016-17 ANBL". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  13. ^ Hinton, Marc (2 December 2016). "Red-hot Illawarra Hawks roll past Webster-less NZ Breakers". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "BREAKERS ON A HIGH WITH SIGNING OF BIG MAN LOE". NZBreakers.co.nz. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  15. ^ Hinton, Marc (28 March 2017). "Breakers coach gets the Loe-down, re-signs Tall Black big man for next season". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "FIBA.com: 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men Player profile – Rob Loe". FIBA.com. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Hinton, Marc (19 August 2014). "Tall Blacks cut down squad for FIBA World Cup". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Australia vs New Zealand". FIBALiveStats.com. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "New Zealand vs Australia". FIBALiveStats.com. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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