Men's Basketball

Robert Archibald
Robert Archibald

Ballwin, Mo.

High School:
Lafayette High School

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 250




2001-02 (Senior):
Third-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection by the media ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Feb. 25 after averaging posting a combined 32 points and 23 rebounds in wins over Penn State and Northwestern ... Led the Big Ten in field goal percentage with 65.9 percent ... Played in 34 games, starting 31 ... Finished second on the team with 5.5 rebounds per game and fourth on the team with 10.6 points per game ... Led the team in free throw attempts with 205.

2000-01 (Junior):
Illinois' leading scorer and rebounder off the bench (7.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg)...Named to the Midwest Region All-Regional Team after scoring 25 points and grabbing seven rebounds in regional final against Arizona (3/25) ... Ninth in Big Ten league games with 1.13 blocked shots a game...In the top 20 in conference games for rebounds (18th) while averaging 4.6 per game...Recorded then-career highs in points (16) and rebounds (12) with first career double-double vs. Illinois-Chicago...Had 12 points, 12 rebounds, and career-high five blocks vs. Penn State (1/20)...Led bench effort at Indiana with 11 points and eight rebounds while shooting 7 of 8 free-throws (2/17)...Scored nine points against Indiana in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament...Scored 11 points behind 5-of-6 shooting in NCAA first round victory over Northwestern State...Recorded the team's highest made free throw total of the season vs. Arizona with 13 (3/25).

1999-2000 (Sophomore):
Played in 30 of 32 games, starting 20, and averaged 12.1 minutes per game...Averaged 3.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game ...Led Illinois in rebounds on three occasions - eight vs. Missouri (12/21), five vs. Purdue (1/12), and 10 vs. Iowa (1/26)...Had best game of the season at Michigan (1/16) playing 25 minutes, scoring 12 points (5-of-7 FG's), along with eight rebounds and two steals...His 10 rebounds against Iowa on Jan. 26 were a career high ...Scored nine points and had six rebounds against Duke on Nov. 30 at the United Center...Battled injuries, mainly a sore back, off and on for much of the year, limiting his floor time during the Big Ten season ...Also missed the Minnesota contest (2/17) and Northwestern (3/4) with the flu.

1998-99 (Freshman):
Hit double figures against Georgetown (11/11) and George Washington (11/17)...Averaged 14.3 minutes a game and started eight games...He averaged 9.0 ppg and 5.3 rpg coming off the bench in the first three games. In the eight games he started, he averaged 1.9 points and 3.3 rebounds...After going scoreless in three of the first four Big Ten games, he had eight points against Michigan State (1/16), the most since he scored 11 against George Washington in the third game of the year...Played 18 minutes against Minnesota (2/3) with three points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal...Led the Illini with nine boards in 22 minutes against Wisconsin (2/6)...Scored three points and had five rebounds against Iowa (2/21)...Scored seven points and had six rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal game against Ohio State (3/6)...Averaged 2.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in four Big Ten Tournament games...Added 10 pounds to his frame in the off-season and it paid off in his play during the summer...In Australia he averaged 11.7 ppg and 4.7 rpg...In July he represented Great Britain in the World University Games where he led the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg. He scored in double figures in five of seven games with a tournament high 21 points against The Netherlands.

Robert moved from Scotland to the United States with his family prior to his senior year...Played one season at Lafayette High School...Averaged 10 points, 6.4 rebounds and two blocks in 32 games in 1998...Shot 57 percent from the floor and 69 percent from the free-throw line...MVP of the 1997 Nike European Camp for the top 65 European players...First team all-conference, first team all-district and honorable mention all-metro...Helped lead Lafayette to a 30-2 record and runner-up in the Class 3A state tournament...Played in the Missouri Hall of Fame all-state game ...Played at Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline Scotland from 1993-97...Named the under-18 national player of the year in 1997 and started on the under-23 national team at age 17...Helped lead Queen Anne High School to the high school national championship in 1997...Played on the national club league championship team at under-18 and under-23 in 1997.

Robert is the son of Bobby and Heather Archibald and is a native of Paisley, Scotland...His younger sister Jemma is a sophomore at the University of Missouri...Given the Principles Award for Sportsman of the year in 1997...He lists his biggest thrills in sports as winning nine championship titles in 1997 with his team in Scotland and playing in the Missouri Class 3A state championship game in 1998...Majoring in finance.


Year   G-GS    MIN-Avg   FGM-FGA/FG%  3PM-3PA/3P%  FTM-FTA/FT%   OR-DR--TOT/Avg    PF-DQ   A	TO   B	 S  PTS/Avg
98-99  32-8    457-14.3   32-82/.390    0-0/.000    31-45/.689    40-60--100/3.1    85-1   26   59  10  16   95/3.0
99-00  30-20   364-12.1	  35-67/.522    0-0/.000    31-48/.646    44-53--97/3.2     68-2   15   29   7  12  101/3.4
00-01  34-2    514-15.1	  77-131/.588   0-0/.000    90-122/.738	  63-91--154/4.5   114-9   22   48  26  12  244/7.2
01-02  34-31   769-22.6  114-173/.659   0-1/.000    134-205/.654  70-118--188/5.5  123-7   44   67  38  25  362/10.6
Total  130-61  2104-16.2 258-453/.570   0-1/.000   286-420/.681	 217-322--539/4.1  390-19  107 203  81  65  802/6.2