Robert Archibald

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Robert Archibald
Personal information
Born (1980-03-29) 29 March 1980 (age 39)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolQueen Anne (Dunfermline, Scotland)
Lafayette (Wildwood, Missouri)
CollegeIllinois (1998–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2002–2012
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
2002–2003Memphis Grizzlies
2003Phoenix Suns
2003–2004Orlando Magic
2004Toronto Raptors
2004–2005Scavolini Pesaro
2005–2007Joventut Badalona
2007–2008Azovmash Mariupol
2008–2011Unicaja Málaga
2011–2012CAI 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]


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.[2]


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.[3] On December 26, 2003, Archibald was traded again, this time to the Orlando Magic.[4] 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,[5] 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.[6] In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with CAI Zaragoza.[7] Archibald retired after the 2012 Summer Olympics in which he represented Great Britain. [8]


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.


  1. ^ "NBA Draft Board". Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  2. ^ Scot's pair Make GB Euro Basket Cut[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Suns acquire Knight, Archibald, Trybanski in Memphis trade".
  4. ^ "Suns Trade Archibald to Orlando - RealGM Wiretap".
  5. ^ "Raptors trade Bateer to Orlando for Archibald - RealGM Wiretap".
  6. ^ "Unicaja adds size with Robert Archibald". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.
  7. ^ "CAI, firmato Robert Archibald". Sportando. 9 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Robert Archibald will retire after London 2012". Sportando. 15 May 2012.

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