Robert Whaley | 
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2005-06
Statistics
 PPG2.1
 RPG1.90
 APG0.7
 EFF+ 3.17
Position:  C
Born: Apr 16, 1982
Height: 6-10 /  2,08
Weight: 260  lbs. / 117,9  kg.
College : Walsh
Career Highlights
  • Recored a career high 11 points against the Knicks on 12/23/05
  • Missed 44 games due to injury during his rookie year
  • Pulled down a career high 7 rebounds on 11/15/05 against the Kings
  • 2005 NAIA Division II Player of the Year
  • NAIA National Tournament MVP
  • American Mideast Conference South Division Player of the Year
  • Led Walsh to its first NAIA National Championship..
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    BACKGROUND

    2005-06 Season
    Appeared in 23 games during rookie season, averaging 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game � Missed 44 games due to injury � Did not play in 39 of final 40 games � Missed 16 straight games following surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee (1/25-3/3) � Saw action scoring 2 points in 7 minutes at Seattle, 3/5 � Then missed final 23 games, 22 due to back spasms (3/6, 3/11-4/19) with a DNP-CD vs. Minnesota on 3/8 � Had six DNP-CDs overall during season � Registered a career-high 11 points at New York on 12/23 � Served one-game team suspension at Cleveland, 12/20 � Inactive four games with right hand laceration (12/12-12/17) � Missed two games with a stomach virus (12/4-12/5) � Inactive vs. L.A. Lakers, 12/1 � Had eight points and career-high seven rebounds at Sacramento on 11/15 � Made his NBA debut 11/14 vs. NYK, pulling down two rebounds in five minutes � Was inactive previous five games (11/5-11/12) � Missed first two regular season games while serving two-game league suspension as result of an altercation with Lakers� Adam Parada in preseason on 10/25.

    2004-05 Season
    NAIA Division II Player of the Year�NAIA National Tournament MVP�American Mideast Conference South Division Player of the Year...Led Walsh to its first NAIA National Championship...Averaged 19.9 points and 7.5 rebounds in 35 games...Shot .512 from the field and led the team with 78 blocked shots...Averaged 22.8 points and 8.4 rebounds at the national tournament, while shooting .527 from the field and blocking 12 shots in five games...Season high was 38 points vs. Saint Vincent College in AMC North-South Championship game.

    Collegiate Career
    Was top-ranked prep player in 2001�originally committed to Missouri�ended up spending two years at Barton (KS) Community College�Averaged 16.9 points and 7.7 rebounds in 2002-03, leading Barton to number four national ranking...First team NJCAA All-American and first team All-Conference and All-Region as a freshman... Averaged 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, with 100 blocks as a sophomore...Second team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore...Transferred to Cincinnati in 2003�Played in 22 games for the Bearcats...Averaged 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and shot .348 from the field.


    PERSONAL

  • born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • first player ever to be drafted from Walsh
  • full name is Robert Antawon Whaley
  • on of Sonia Wright
  • has one brother and four sisters
  • sister Quacy Barnes played basketball at Indiana
  • earned the nickname �Big Rob� due to his size
  • ikes watching basketball when not playing the sports
  • majored in Sociology in college.


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